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Cosmo's Urinary Stones - Part 1

This is a description of our dog's (Cosmo, a male miniature schnauzer) urinary stone problem.... how the problem developed; what was done to remove the stones; and what we are doing to prevent their return.  Symptoms: Cosmo was about 5.5 years old when our grandson noticed that his urine was red while walking him. He didn't seem to be in any d...

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Cosmo's Urinary Stones - Part 2

Cosmo was first diagnosed with calcium oxalate stones in August 2014. These were subsequently removed by surgery in November 2014 and he has been on a special diet since the surgery. The diet consisted of a combination of Royal Canin Urinary SO (moderate calorie) and a low oxalate homemade diet. Then in April 2016 Cosmo's stones returned and were a...

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Cosmo's Urinary Stones - Part 3

As mentioned previously, Cosmo has had a re-occurrence of his calcium oxalate bladder stones. He has had two bladder surgeries to remove them since November 2014, and now another surgery seems inevitable. His latest crop of stones was found with an x-ray by our vet in late July, but we decided to put off the surgery until they create a problem (e.g...

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