Bladder Stones in Cats

Common Feline Issue: Bladder stones are a relatively common health issue in cats, especially in certain breeds.

Mineral Buildup: These stones are formed when minerals in the cat's urine crystallize and clump together.

Pain and Discomfort: Bladder stones can cause pain, discomfort, and difficulty urinating for affected cats.

Symptoms Vary: Symptoms can vary but often include frequent urination, blood in urine, and straining in the litter box.

Risk Factors: Factors like diet, breed, age, and urinary tract infections can increase a cat's risk of developing bladder stones.

Different Types: There are different types of bladder stones, including struvite and calcium oxalate stones.

Veterinary Diagnosis: A veterinarian will diagnose bladder stones through physical exams, X-rays, or ultrasound.

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