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Treat dog for bladder stones without surgery

Is there a way to treat dogs for bladder stones without surgery?

If surgery is my only option, is there a diet I can put her on so that she no longer gets stones?

Thank you.


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10 Responses to “Treat dog for bladder stones without surgery”

  1. Dyanna McCain says:

    Yes, I would try homeopathy. You can do an advanced search on and select homeopath or go to the AVH web site and find your local veterinarian homeopath.

  2. Beth says:

    Bladder stones in a dog come from different sources and can be made up of different components. Some stones can be dissolved with the use of specific veterinary diets while others cannot.

    Most often dogs are susceptible to struvite stones which form most frequently as a result of struvite or triple phosphate crystals in the bladder. Presence of these crystals in a dog are typically secondary to urinary tract infections. Urinary tract infections must be controlled in dogs first before treating the stones can be successful. Struvite stones can be dissolved using diets such as Hill’s Prescription Diet s/d or Royal Canin Urinary SO. These formulas are only available with a prescription from your veterinarian and are only to be fed for limited amounts of time until the stone is dissolved. Your vet will take a series of x-rays to determine if the stones are completely dissolved over several months time.

    That was the good news. The bad news is that there are several other types of stones that dogs can develop such as calcium oxalate, urate, and others that cannot be dissolved. Without surgical removal, the vet cannot tell definitively which type of stone your dog has. A urinalysis may reveal the presence of an infection (as discussed before) as well as specific types of crystals. The crystals will indicate which type of stone is most likely, however, occasionally stones present are not made up of the same components as the crystals seen. Also, stones can be multi-layered and contain different components some of which may be able to be dissolved while the rest is not.

    For dogs, treatment of stones should involve the following:
    1) Identification, treatment, and control of urinary tract infections
    2) If struvite crystals are present, a dissolution diet may be attempted assuming the dog is in stable condition according to the veterinarians assessment
    3) If other crystals are present or dissolution diets do not achieve desired results, surgical removal of the stones may be required
    4) Urolith (bladder stone) identification must be done at a lab once the stone is removed to ensure correct control
    5) If the stone is a result of struvite presence caused by chronic or acute urinary tract infections, after the stones are removed either by dissolution or surgical removal, all that needs to be done is continued monitoring of urine output and identification and control of infections. Stones of other components may be prevented using veterinary specific diets as appropriate to the stone identified by the urolith lab.

  3. Helene says:

    My dog has Calcium Oxalate Bladder Stones for the second time. The first time, we didn’t know any better and put the poor boy through surgery

    This time, with the blessing of the surgeon, we are trying a Natural route along with monthly monitoring by the vet.

    If I can avoid putting him through that surgery again (and possibly again in the future), I will do anything to try. So, I’m going to try this Holistic / Homeopathic way for 3-4 months.

    If you email me directly at, I will let you know how it works. Make sure to type BLADDER STONES in the Subject Line.


  4. stacey says:

    Bladder Stones: Hi, Our dog was just diagnosed with a bladder stone. I was curious how your holistic route worked for your dog.
    Thanks ,

  5. Susan says:

    My dog has developed calcium Oxalate bladder stones many times. The first time we found out he had them, he had to have surgery, as they were already quite large. After that, we have had ultrasounds done every six months or so, to check for the stones. He has had them a number of times. Our vet has been able to use hydropulsion to expel the stones. The problem is, he needs to go under anethsesia every time. This is not good. However, it is better than the surgery. Our dog is a male – and this has worked every time our vet has done it.

    He is on a prescription diet – Hills Wd, and takes potassium citrate as well.

    Any new information would be very much appreciated.

    Any one have any new information or ideas on treating for these stones – something less invasive, or how to prevent them in the first place?

  6. Pervez Bharucha says:

    Dear Susan.

    I have read about your artical and learned that your dog has calcium ozalate bladder stones. I have also learned that your dog has developed this stones many time even before.
    It is very important to give your dog the right diet because the stone formation is usually (99 percent)because of the diet. I will also request you to give him planty of clean and fresh water or please try to change water every 30 minutes or 60 minutes because water contaminnation is also a reason dogs develop stones in the urine bladder.

    What i really want to advice you is please cut ladyfinger into small pieces (wash them very well before cutting) and soke them in a half cup of water for about 2 to 3 hours. After 2 or 3 hours remove them from the water and try to feed your dog this water (by a serin) as many as time you can in the full day. This home medition will improve his PH level and hopefully you dog in future will get free from this problem.

    You must also try some good homeopathy medition as this too will help to provent stones

    Be in touch with me when ever you can and give me this good news that your dog is free of any sort of stones from his bladder.

    Wish your dog a speedy recovery and a happy long long life.

    Pervez Bharucha

  7. Patsy says:

    could you please tell me what your treatment is because I’m having a lot of trouble with my dog I’m afraid she’s not going to make it

  8. Patsy says:

    could you please tell me your way of getting rid of the bladder stones my little dog has stones and she’s having a really hard time with them and I can’t afford the surgery and I’m having a hard time getting her to eat the SD food

  9. Hello. My dog has bladder stones. I don’t know what kind. He has been treated for months with a special Royal Canine diet and medication. Nothing has worked. The stones are just as large and numerous as ever. They don’t seem to bother my dog. Does anyone know of any other solutions?

    Jo Ann Boutwell

  10. M says:

    I need some advice on my shih tzu he recently had stuvite crystals in which they were pushed back into his bladder and was given medication to take for 2 weeks and told he had to be on royal canine urinary so from now on… It’s now a little over a month later and he is having difficulty urinating again and the surgery is too expensive… Is there any other home remedies I can try to help these stones dissolve?

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