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  • in reply to: Shih tzu diagnosed with struvite stone #87086 Report Abuse

    Thanks everyone for your inputs!

    Another vet said he had a chicken allergy when he was a puppy, however that was 9 years ago.

    Yes I had all the tests done as that was what the vet recommended: x-ray, blood test, urine test. He did show me the x-ray results, and he did point at an area that looked to be blurry and said it was the stones, however I had to take his word for it as I didn’t know what these stones / crystals looked like.

    He prescribed: Amoxiclav (2ml 2xday for 14 days), Meloxicam oral ( 1xday for 5 days), plus the Hill’s s/d (half a can per day).

    Cooper has lost weight considering he only eats s/d half can a day, otherwise he seems to be okay, minus the usual scratching and sleepiness (due to meds and old age 🙂 ). His pee also doesn’t have blood anymore (yay!).

    I think I might have to have his skin problem re-checked after this as his intolerance might have changed since then?

    I’m not sure how to attach an image here to show his blood test results e-mailed to me by the vet, but here’s what he said:
    “blootest result of Cooper. high white blood cell count and slightly elevated sgpt. which is expected due to ongoing urinary tract infection . low platelet count. we have to repeat cbc after 14 days to check level of wbc and recheck platelet count.”

    I will bring him back to the vet in 3 days for a follow-up, hopefully his stones are gone by then (fingers crossed).

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