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    Default Instances of kidney stones in an eight week old pup

    Recently my new pup was having trouble uninating and seemed to be in a lot of pain. I took him to the vet and she put a catheter in him to relieve the pressure. She said he passed what looked like a stone. I won't go into to much of the details, but I'm concerned that something like this in such a young age will be a problem later on in his life. Any one else had any experience with a problem like this or could any vets on this site shed some lite on this for me. Thank you. He's home now and seems to be OK on antiboitics and a new diet.

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    could it be dehydration .... if you are feeding kibble ...add water... did the vet analyze the stone for what type it was? Yes it can be a life long condition some dogs have to make stones, but diet can keep it under control.

    Did you pose this question to your Vet ?
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    Yes the vet is analyzing the stone. I was mostly listening to the new feeding requirements, so didn't ask much more than what I had to do for his medicine and feeding. I did look up kidney and bladder stones on the internet, but couldn't find much on puppies. Just adult dogs, which I would assume would be the same treatment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishin444 View Post
    Yes the vet is analyzing the stone. I was mostly listening to the new feeding requirements, so didn't ask much more than what I had to do for his medicine and feeding. I did look up kidney and bladder stones on the internet, but couldn't find much on puppies. Just adult dogs, which I would assume would be the same treatment.
    Will all depend on the type of stone how you treat it. I would ask the breeder if the parents were tested for Cystinuria.

    Could be from a bad UTI, dehydration any number of things. If its a cystine stone diet won't help but neutering will.

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