Post # 1
My dog Sophie goes on a puppy pad sometimes due to having no yard (apartment) & today she missed the pad a little (more like it ran off the pad onto our hardwood floor.) As I was cleaning I noticed these crystals and called our vet right away. We are taking her in Monday to be checked out. Please send positive thoughts!
Also has anyone gone through this before with their pet?
Post # 3
Oh no! I have never heard about this – but good vibes being sent your way for Sophie! Keep us updated!
Post # 4
@brittanym526: Thank you!
The vet’s office told me it could be a number of things but most commonly it has to due with the kidneys (could be kidney stones) or something less like a urinary tract infection.
I will keep everyone posted!
Post # 5
My cat had crystals in his urethra – you want them to pass! My cat’s did not and they blocked the urethra which meant he struggled to pee. I had to leave him at the vet for a few days to clear it all up. He is now on a medicated food to balance his the PH in his body so that they won’t form again.
But I’m thinking that those would too small to see, so I’m not sure if that’s what you saw.
Post # 6
Here is some info on the subject from petmd.com
My Westie (Sofia) had stones in her urine! I noticed one while she had an accident in the house. I saved the stone and brought it with us to the vet. Xray showed stones in her bladder. After a prescription diet for about 3 weeks, the stones dissolved and she is fine now. Crystals I believe sometimes indicate kindney stones or can lead to kidney stones. Definitely good that you noticed it to get her treated. Keep us posted.
Post # 7
What breed is Sophie? Some dogs are prone to certain types of crystals.
Also your local water supply ( minerals ) and dietary choices for her may be influencing it!
Hope she is okay and gets better soon! Try giving her distilled water for now!
Post # 8
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Oh no! My kitty has had urine crystals twice (most recently in July) and it can be very scary. Good for you for catching it right away! Loads of good vibes for Sophie and you!!
Post # 9
What kind of food are you feeding her?
Post # 10
Fingers crossed for your dog! This happened to my dog and they xrayed his bladder and everything but nothing was found and he turned out to be fine….hoping this happens with Sophie as well!
Post # 11
I have my fingers crossed and you are your furbaby in my thoughts! Hope she is okay and whatever is is can be easily taken care of! 🙂
Post # 12
We are dealing with this with our pit mix puppy right now. She was urinating very frequently (couldn’t hold it more than a couple hours and peed in her crate routinely). It turned out that she had a UTI that caused crystals to form in her bladder. She probably had the UTI for several months, since before we got her from the pound.
The vet gave us oral antibiotics to clear up the UTI, which is supposed to take care of the crystals as well. We’re going back to the vet this week to see if they worked.
Post # 14
Thanks everyone! Sophie is now on antibiotic and a special diet food. Also we are switching from giving her tap water to bottled water due to mineral build up in our water. It’s a uti but I still don’t trust our water and want to be extra safe!
Post # 15
@Sweet.Sugar.Rose: I’m glad you got it all worked out! We have a filter for our water…have you considered getting the kind of filter that fits over your faucet instead of buying bottled? It could save you a lot of money and make your water taste a lot better, as well as produce less trash.