I observed the 7-year-old Bichon has great difficulty peeing this morning and kept licking his lips.
From the X-ray, the stone has lodged and obstructed the urethra once the catheter is taken out. So, an op is necessary. No point trying to acidify the urine and dissolve the struvite stones which can be done if there is no obstruction.
The dog seems to be losing weight. I am worried that the kidneys would be affected. Dr Daniel has scheduled tomorrow for surgery.
The X-ray did not show clearly the stone in the urethra. The other young vet who took the X-ray said there was one and I could see it too. It was faint and not radio-op on the lateral view. None seen on the V/D view. So, Dr Daniel was not fully convinced.
"Is there difficulty in passing the cattheter?" I asked.
"Yes," he said.
"So, there would be the stone inside the urethra before the bend," I postulated