In many ways, dog health problems are quite similar to that of humans. Take for instance, kidney stones. Just as they are found in human kidneys, they are also found in dog kidneys as well. This is because dogs also have a regular intake of calcium, phosphorous, ammonia and magnesium. If these are consumed in excess, they can lead to stones in the kidneys. These stones can cause a lot of pain in dogs.
Some of the common symptoms include frequent urination, blood in the urine or difficulty in urination. The other symptoms in dogs include loss of appetite, abdominal pain and vomiting. Many a times, the dog may not pass urine at all. If you observe any of these symptoms in your dog, take it immediately to your vet, otherwise, the untreated stones can block the urinary tract, thereby blocking the urine from moving out of the urethra. This can rupture the urinary bladder and lead to the death of your pet.
The best thing to do when you are able to identify the symptoms of kidney stones in your dog, take it to your vet immediately so that he can check your dog further and suggest a suitable medication. Generally, he may prescribe a diet that would help in breaking the stones in the kidney. The other way would be to remove the stones by way of surgery. This surgery may be suggested to ensure that such dog health problems do occur again.