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Date:   08 January, 2013  
Focus: Small animals - dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs & rabbits
Informed Consent 
Dr Sing Kong Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow), MRCVS
Date:   08 January, 2013 
Be Kind To Pets
Veterinary Education
Project 2010-0129

It is up to the owner to decide when they want their dogs operated. However in cases of bladder stones, it is imperative that the surgery not be delayed for 7 days as the large bladder stones irritate and injure the bladder wall. Bacterial infection may spread into the blood stream and internal organs causing septicaemia. Bacteria infecting the kidneys may cause nephritis.

In this case, the owner wanted to wait 7 days till the dog has been groomed before surgery. The vet should record his advices on prompt surgery in case the dog becomes ill (vomiting, not eating) due to the delay so that there is evidence of "informed consent" being given to the owner.
tpvets_logo.jpg (2726 bytes)5864 - 5865.  Blood in the urine for 7 days. Bladder stones seen in the X-rays
A case study of recurring urolithiasis in a Miniature Schnauzer - Struvites Video: Kidney & bladder stones
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