Ask an expert
Question

29 Nov 2004

Kidney stones
My cat is around 2 years old and has recently been neutered.
Before I had him neutered he was diagnosed with Kidney stones and put on Hills cd.
He is however not improving and still has tremendous pain from time to time.
The vet said they could operate to remove them but this would be very costly and the only option if the food does not help.
Could you tell me what this would cost more or less and if there are any alternatives.
Answer 380 views
Expert
CyberVet
cybervet

01 Jan 0001

Depending on the type of bladder stones, surgery may be the only option. Only certain bladder or kidney stones can be dissolved. If your cat is in pain, it outweighs the costs of the procedure.

Dr Malan van Zyl
Veterinary Specialist Physician
Cape Town
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes
33% - 9378 votes
No
67% - 19421 votes
Vote