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Q: What can cause stones in a dogs bladder?

December 26, 2008 | By Mellow82 | 11 answers | Expired: 2050 days ago

My dog is a 10 year old mini schnauzer,about 3 months ago she had surgery to remove stones from her bladder.Our towns water has alot of calcium and smells bad, could the bad quality of our water cause the stones?

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Jessica P.
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Dec 26, 2008

If you had the stones removed at a vet, then they should have sent the stones for analysis (I had a dog with bladder stones, too). They caused because your dog can not digest a certain mineral/s, and an analysis will tell you which ones. Most likely your dog will have to go on to a prescription diet, mine did. Not sure if an organic or raw food diet would work. You really have to have a long discussion with your vet. Good luck.

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Anonymous
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Dec 27, 2008

In cats, stones are caused by metabolism. One way to prevent them is to use wet, not dry food, to flush the urinary tract. I have never heard of hard water having any effect on stones. I would thing the minerals are better for their systems than the salt used to soften water.

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Peggy W.
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Dec 27, 2008

My 15 year old, Tipper, had kidney stones removed in 2004. Like others have said - give them moist food instead of dry - Tipper eats a combination of Hills K/D and Purina N/F - both canned foods, although I've caught him sneaking some of Pepper's dry food, too. I also sprinkle drops of the holistic "Tripsy" on his food.

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