McGee came in to have a cystotomy, which means to make an incision into the bladder. His owner noticed a few days ago that there was blood in his urine, and after a full exam and some x-rays we figured out he had a few bladder stones that needed to be removed surgically.
Bladder stones come from crystals forming. The cause of bladder stones depends on the type your pet has. We send out the stones to the lab to figure out what kind they are. Typically afterwards we recommend changing the food to a urinary diet to prevent stones and crystals from happening.
He is recovering well now all snuggled up under some blankets! Check out how big these stones are that Dr. Ahalt removed!