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Monday, April 20, 2015

Stones - An update

I've been meaning to post an update on Ms. Merida and the stones that were extracted from her bladder.

It turns out it she had struvite stones in the bladder. Of the stones, we were told these are the easiest to treat and prevent.

Merida finished her round of antibiotics and after a few days of rest from the medication, she was at the vet on Friday for a urine test to follow up that there was no crystals or bacteria etc. Everything was fine, except for the water to urine ratio. This was a little high, so we have started soaking her food in the hopes it increases her water intake.

We take her back in 3 weeks for another urine test. Provided the ratio improves, then we will scale back the tests to every 3 or 4 months. Other than that, she's fine.

We are giving her the same treats as Gimli, with the only difference being her food. She's on Royal Canin Urinary SO formula. To that end, we've been slowly bringing her back to eating fruits and veggies and that doesn't seem to have affected the level of ph in her urine. We'll see how things progress at the next visit, but I'm hopeful we can continue with the fruits and veggies.

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