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But this dribbling problem has NOTHING to do with new stones being formed...
I donít know anything about the dribbling problem, but since the dog has a history of stones, trying to find a diet that can avoid them sounds like a good idea. I wonder if there are some actual studies on this to support Karen Beckerís articles.
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It would be interesting to hear what the root cause is. Please keep us posted.
I will. He is her retired stud dog, and her dear pet. She is VERY worried about him.


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Thanks for all of your suggestions. The medication Archie was on first was Proin to tighten the sphincter muscles. When that didn't work he was put on des, a hormone treatment, also not working...I don't think he has developed anymore bladder stones, and the one he had was sent away for analysis (no results yet). He is not incontinent in the traditional sense of peeing inside or when he is asleep. It is only outside, when he produces a dribble instead of a stream of urine, and which continues dripping even when he has "finished". I hope to set up the specialist appointment soon.

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Update on Archie
He was seen by the specialist. They were able to identify a bladder stone that was wedged inside his urethra. My regular vet was unable to see this when he did the ultrasound. The specialist used a cystoscope and broke up the stone with a laser. Because he had minimally invasive surgery (like arthroscopic) he is already feeling better. I will get the results of the stone analysis and nutrition and supplement advice next week.

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He was seen by the specialist. They were able to identify a bladder stone that was wedged inside his urethra. My regular vet was unable to see this when he did the ultrasound. The specialist used a cystoscope and broke up the stone with a laser. Because he had minimally invasive surgery (like arthroscopic) he is already feeling better. I will get the results of the stone analysis and nutrition and supplement advice next week.
So glad the specialist found the problem!!!! I hope this was Archieís last stone ever. Wishing you and Archie the best. I hope they have some sound dietary advice to avoid future issues.
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He was seen by the specialist. They were able to identify a bladder stone that was wedged inside his urethra. My regular vet was unable to see this when he did the ultrasound. The specialist used a cystoscope and broke up the stone with a laser. Because he had minimally invasive surgery (like arthroscopic) he is already feeling better. I will get the results of the stone analysis and nutrition and supplement advice next week.
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Hurray, Hurray!!!!
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So happy to hear that Archie is feeling better!
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I was so nervous when I started reading this thread ... So glad everything worked out! Thinking of you and Archie! (Can we see a photo?)

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Great news!



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