Cat Diseases - Blader stones
Bladder stones can arise because there are too many salts in the urine.
Bacteria in the bladder, these salts crystals (bladder stones).
Bladder stones can be caused by:
Lack of moisture: If a cat drinking too little can crystallize salts easier.
Little pee: If a cat doesn't often urinate, it can easily crystallize salts into the urine.
Power supply: bladder stones include magnesium, calcium and phosphate, the cat gets too much of these substances within the chance for bladder stones large.
Cat food may contain too much magnesium, calcium and phosphate.
Also bovine and chicken hearts are rich in magnesium.
Weight: fat cats (especially males) develop faster bladder stones.
Gender: males are more likely to suffer from bladder stones because they have a closer and longer urethra, the grit can here easier to freeze.
Symptoms of bladder stones:
Cats with bladder stones suffer from the following symptoms;
Not or difficult urination,
Drops of blood in urine,
Next to the litter box or somewhere else pee,
Trips to the litter box,
Straining during urination,
Whine during urination,
Pain when touching the belly or when lifting,
Licking at the tail and sex,
When to the vet?
Go directly to the veterinarian if:
Temperature above 39.5 degrees,
There is blood in the urine,
If the cat already 2 days not eating or drinking,
There has been more than 48 hours no bowel movement,
Much is squeezed during urination.
Through a urinalysis the vet can determine the severity of the situation is.
He can prescribe a bladder stones diet, this diet makes the grit is dissolved.
The urethra Is clogged, then the bladder stones via a catheter.
In the worst case, the debris removed surgically.