How can bladder stones in cats be treated?
Hi Erin, treatment depends on the type of stone a cat has. Most stones are composed of struvite (magnesium ammonium phosphate) or calcium oxalate. There are other types of stone that are less common, and stones may also be composed of more than one mineral.
Some stones can be dissolved by a change in diet to a prescription food – feed the prescribed diet for 4-6 weeks then reassess the size of the stone - and antibiotics may be necessary if infection is present. If the stone is composed of materials that don’t dissolve, or if the stone is blocking the ureters or urethra, then surgery is the best option.
It’s also possible to use diet to reduce the chances of more stones developing in the future. | 01.07.16 @ 10:45