Cat Crystals and Treatment Options in Naples
Bladder or kidney stones are formed from crystals. Crystals are
usually a product of diet, genetics and even water minerals. Crystals can cause
urinary bleeding and discomfort and even "urgency" feelings of having to urinate
often. X-rays and Lab tests can be used to determine the cause and severity of
the problem. Many times the problem can be controlled quickly with medications.
Sometimes with the worse cases a surgery is performed to remove the crystals.
All Animals Clinic has state of the art surgical equipment if needed.
Crystals are minerals brought together from components in the diet
usually. Minerals causing crystals can be from additives in your pets' food.
Crystals can be caused from minerals in drinking water. Some pets can be
predisposed to forming crystals due to genetics, breed and species. Crystals can
be formed by kidney disease.
Symptoms involving crystals in the urine known as "crystalluria" can
vary. Symptoms can remain unnoticed until the routine urine sample is tested or
inability to urinate is seen. Crystals in the urine can cause painful urination
or "urgency" feelings of the pet have to urinate frequently. Crystals in the
urine can cause a "hunched" appearance where the pet looks as though they are
trying to defecate but are really trying to urinate.
Crystals in the urine can have a varied degree of severity. The
doctors at All Animals Clinic will make a determination of treatment depending
on many factors. Treatment can vary from dietary changes, medications and
supplements. If necessary the doctors at All Animals Clinic have the equipment
and experience necessary to perform appropriate catheterization and surgery if
The doctors at All Animals Clinic have the ability to detect crystals
in the urine by using a variety of tests that vary from simple urine tests to
x-rays, ultrasound and even scooping if necessary.
The doctors and staff at All Animals Clinic will be happy to
discuss your pets needs and answer your questions.