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Wanted to share an update on my Havanese and the bladder stone. She has been treated with antibiotics for one month, and eating a special diet. First diet was Royal Canin kibble to dissolve the stone of unknown chemistry. She ate the food for one week then refused to eat. After three days, we took her to the vet and they put her on canned Science Diet Dissolution. Awful, beige stuff, sort of gelatinous, and smelled terrible. She loved it. At three weeks, they did a sonogram, stone was still there and the Dr. suggested we have it removed. My research into the subject said some stones take longer to dissolve, my vet agreed with me and we decided to do another round of antibiotics and keep her on the food. Six days ago she was checked, stone still there.
Dr. called yesterday and wanted to do a needle procedure to extract urine, and see what type of stone she had. During the procedure, she could not see a stone, looked all over, checked urethra, no stone. The vet came out of the procedure room carrying our girl with a huge smile and said, "its gone!" She said when the food finally works, it usually goes fast. We were thrilled beyond belief.
So, she is to continue with the antibiotics for one month and the same diet, and at that time, they will do their last check up.
I hope this information helps others who are going through the same thing. We will find out for sure next week if the stone was a Struvite .