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Struggling to pass bladder stone

Halle_

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(First off I will say I’m planning to call the vet first thing tomorrow, and sorry for the rambling I just want to get any info needed out of the way.) My girl was diagnosed with bladder stones about a week ago, a big one in the bladder and a smaller one in her urethra. She was put on medicine to help pass the smaller one. It seemed to be helping for a few days, but since yesterday she’s been straining super hard. She’s in obvious pain, but isn’t impacted and besides her painful urinating has been acting pretty much normal. So basically what I want to know is... does anyone know of a way I can help relieve some of the pain besides the medicine? I feel so guilty watching her hurt so much. :(
TLDR: Is there any way I can help the pain of passing a bladder stone?
 

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Please do call the vet. Having a stone pass is very painful. Is she still able to urinate?
Generally the only thing you can do is have surgery to remove the stones rather than have them pass through

Going forward, the diet guide below may help you - in summary, keep pellets strictly limited to one tablespoon per day, filter the drinking water (pellets and water can contain more calcium then veg so keeping them limited reduces the calcium intake. High calcium veg such as kale, spinach and parsley should be fed sparingly and no more than once per week.

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Please do call the vet. Having a stone pass is very painful. Is she still able to urinate?
Generally the only thing you can do is have surgery to remove the stones rather than have them pass through

Going forward, the diet guide below may help you - in summary, keep pellets strictly limited to one tablespoon per day, filter the drinking water (pellets and water can contain more calcium then veg so keeping them limited reduces the calcium intake. High calcium veg such as kale, spinach and parsley should be fed sparingly and no more than once per week.

Long Term Balanced General And Special Needs Guinea Pig Diets
I took the advice you gave and this morning she passed the stone in her urethra. I didn’t want to put her in surgery just yet since she’s a senior, but she’s ok now! Thank you so much <3
 

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I am pleased to hear she has passed it, but I really would still get her vet checked, to see if she needs any pain relief or has any potential infection after having an obstruction.
 
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