Prevent Bladder Stones in Dogs

Bladder Stones

Bladder stones are a common problem in dogs, and can be painful and even life-threatening. There are a number of things you can do to help prevent bladder stones in your dog.

Diet

Make sure your dog is eating a diet that is low in oxalates and high in water. Oxalates are minerals that can form bladder stones, so it is important to avoid foods that are high in oxalates, such as spinach, rhubarb, and beets.

Keep 

Water helps to dilute the urine and prevent crystals from forming. Make sure your dog has access to fresh water at all times.

Encourage

Exercise helps to keep the urinary tract healthy and can help to prevent bladder stones. Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise per day.

vet

Your vet can check your dog for bladder stones and other urinary tract problems. They can also recommend a diet and exercise plan that is right for your dog.

Avoid 

Some supplements, such as calcium supplements, can increase the risk of bladder stones. Talk to your vet before giving your dog any supplements.

Be patient

 It may take some time to find the right diet and exercise plan to prevent bladder stones in your dog. Be patient and consistent, and you will eventually find what works best for your dog.

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