Cat Bladder Stones Surgery Review

Cat Bladder StonesBladder stones in cats form when there is an imperfect pH balance in the body. Tiny, mineral-like formations occur within the bladder, and in most cases cat bladder stones are unable to pass without human intervention.

In a cat bladder stones cause extreme discomfort when trying to urinate, and blood in the urine. If a cat is straining to urinate or urinating outside of their litter box with no clear stimuli (the box is clean, there has been no change in litter, the cat is not otherwise stressed, etc.) then it is best to seek a veterinarian.

A cat urinary tract infection or a cat bladder infection share similarities to the more outward symptoms of bladder stones. A vet can test through X-Ray, palpating the area around the bladder, ultrasound, or testing the urine for pH balance to see if there are cat bladder stones, or some other type of problem.

It is possible to try to manage the stones through a special cat bladder stones diet. While this may avoid surgery, it is often difficult to tell ahead of time if the stones will respond to this method. Also, there is always the problem of picky cats refusing to eat the less appetizing diet, and during the weeks or even months the process of dissolving the stones takes, the cat will still be pain while trying to urinate.

If there are bladder stones, often the best method is surgery. This of course comes with the possibility of complications, and a painful recovery period for the cat, but is fastest. The cat will return to normal, and the vet will go over steps with you in order to prevent future cat bladder stones.