What types of cats are more susceptible to bladder stones than others?

Is it more common in certain breeds, or males vs females?

Asked by Erin

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That’s a really interesting question Erin. There are a few different types of bladder stones in cats and breed predisposition depends on what type of stone you’re referring to. Calcium oxalate stones appear more likely to occur in Himalayans, Persians, and Burmese cats. However, this type of stone can also be associated with high blood calcium levels and this can happen in any breed.

A Canadian study found that urate stones were more common in the Egyptian Mau, and in male cats. The average age of a cat with bladder stones was around 7 years according to a paper published in Europe. When it comes to struvite stones, again there seems to be an increased incidence in Himalayans, Persians and Siamese cats but the domestic cat also made an appearance on this list.
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