|Cystotomy (bladder stones)||$1600-$1800||$1450-$1650|
|Mass Removal (lumps and bumps)||$300-$1600||$300-$1600|
|Foreign Body (object stuck in stomach/intestines) **Higher amount is if we need to remove section of intestines as well||$1600-$2250||$1600-$2250|
Cost of the procedure $1,000 - $1,200. Occasionally stones can also be present in the urethra in male dog's and longer surgery, with some increase in costs, may be required. Further costs can include sending the stones (calculi) away for analysis to determine their make-up.
Bladder stones (uroliths) occur frequently in both dogs and cats. While diet and medication can help dissolve some types of stones, others require procedures to remove them; which often means an open abdominal surgery with hospitalization and recovery time.
But even males have 80% success rates. The cost varies depending on the size of dog and number of stones. Estimates range from $1300 to $2800. Complications are unusual, but there is some risk of injury from the cystoscope or laser.
Surgery is the most common treatment for bladder stones in pets. Particularly if your dog has a large number of bladder stones, is obstructed, or is at risk for an obstruction, surgery may be the best option. Surgery is also one of the fastest ways to remove bladder stones, which is critical in emergency situations.
CYSTOTOMY – Removal of Bladder Stones in Dogs and Cats – $800. A cystotomy is the medical term for opening the urinary bladder to remove either stones or a growth.
After bladder stone surgery, your dog will need to urinate frequently. They will likely have a trace of blood in their urine as well. Don't scold them if they have an accident. It may take 1-2 weeks for them to get back to a normal potty routine.
On MDsave, the cost of a Bladder Stone Removal (Litholapaxy) ranges from $4,246 to $7,134. Those on high deductible health plans or without insurance can save when they buy their procedure upfront through MDsave.
It may take about a week to recover from a cystolitholapaxy. Plan to take one to two weeks off work, and more time if your job requires physical activity or heavy lifting. Drink plenty of water while you're recovering.
In general, there are three main treatment options for bladder stones: 1) surgical removal; 2) non-surgical removal by urohydropropulsion, and 3) dietary dissolution. The specific treatment that is recommended for your dog will depend on the type of stone that is present.
Most dogs should be fed a canned or wet diet to encourage water consumption. Dilute urine with a low urine specific gravity (urine specific gravity or USpG less than 1.020) is an important part of the prevention of calcium oxalate bladder stones.
This option is ultrasonic dissolution, a technique in which high frequency ultrasound waves are used to disrupt or break the stones into tiny particles that can then be flushed out of the bladder. It has the advantage of immediate removal of the offending stones without the need for surgery.
Bladder stones (uroliths or cystic calculi) are rock-like formations of minerals that develop in the urinary bladder. There may be a large, single stone or a collection of stones that range in size from sand-like grains to gravel. It is common for a mixture of both small and large stones to be present.