Around two years ago, a small dog was brought into a vet clinic by her owner.
Huge mass seen in dog’s x-ray
The dog needed surgery for her luxating patella, a health problem which often occurs in small dogs.
Before the operation, the vet performed an x-ray just to make sure everything was in order. But what she found had her almost panicking. There was clearly something very wrong with the dog’s kidneys. The vet wasn’t sure what it was, but she knew she couldn’t waste any time trying to find out.
So she performed an emergency operation on the little dog - and removed over 100 kidney stones.
Symptoms of kidney stones in dogs
What was even more shocking than the removal of such a large amount of kidney stones was the fact that the owner hadn’t noticed anything. Usually, symptoms of kidney stones in dogs include pain, difficulty urinating, and bloody urine. But this dog owner insisted that she hadn’t seen anything like that.
Thankfully, the dog is no longer in any discomfort, thanks to her attentive vet!