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.
- 5865. Blood in the
urine for 7 days. Bladder
stones seen in the X-rays