Bladder stones in dogs are common and can be painful. Just as in people, the passage of bladder and kidney stones is felt to be one of the most severe pains there are. It is also a serious problem, as the stone can block the passage of urine.
Bladder stones are also known as uroliths. Female dogs appear to be more prone to getting this problem than males. And smaller breeds have a greater tendency than the larger breeds.
Once your dog has had one bout of this problem, then they will tend to recur until you address the cause.
One of the main causes of bladder stones is diet. Commercial dog food tends to be made from poor quality ingredients. In an effort to improve the quality, isolated and synthetic supplements are added. However, there are not real supplements. They are made in a laboratory, so are cheap. They lack the complexity of real food.
Real nutrients comes from quality food, not artificial supplements. The nutrients are not isolated from each other as they interdepend on the full spectrum. For example calcium relies on magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin A and D at the very least, to be properly digested and utilised.
At best these isolated supplements are excreted harmlessly (and uselessly). At worst, they hang up in parts of the body where they have no business to be, causing problems such as bladder and kidney stones.
While diet is probably the main cause of bladder stones in dogs, it is not the only one. Some dogs inherit the problem. It may be a weakness, that can lie dormant until something triggers it. Stress and a poor diet (ie commercial dog food) can be that trigger.
Stress can come from a change of life stability, such as moving home, changing people, separation from family members, veterinary treatment, attacks from people or other dogs, and so on.
So how can you prevent bladder stones in your dog? The first priority is the diet. If this is the cause, then no amount of treatment, natural or otherwise, will prevent its recurrence.
By feeding your dogs a quality, natural diet, you can eliminate the need for supplements. If you do feel a supplement is necessary, make sure it is from a superfood, rather than a laboratory. A quality blue green algae is probably the best, most balanced, most beneficial supplement on the planet. For anyone, including your dog.
Curing bladder stones in dogs is not something you can generally undertake without professional help, unless you are very knowledgeable. Obviously an operation to remove them is a possibility. But this is not only invasive for your dog, it can be expensive for you. There are other ways that are kinder and more economical.
The homeopathic treatment of bladder stones in dogs is targeted to their personal expression of the problem as well as their unique personality. Once this is understood and the appropriate remedy selected on this information, then you can expect the stones to dissolve harmlessly away.
It may take a little time for them all to disperse, but your dog will start to feel relief immediately.