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April Pet of the Month: Gaga

Gaga presented to us in January 2017 because her owners noticed some small drops of blood in her litter box. Her physical exam was normal, but a Complete Urinalysis revealed struvite crystals, as well as numerous white blood cells and red blood cells. These findings prompted her Veterinarian to recommend an x-ray, suspecting that bladder stones may be present. Sure enough, one smooth round stone in her bladder was visible on x-ray.

Her owners were given the options of surgical removal or attempting to dissolve the stone with a Prescription Diet. Wanting to avoid surgery if possible, Gaga was placed on antibiotics as well as a canned Prescription Diet. After one month, we repeated her Urinalysis which revealed normal levels of blood cells and no crystals. More importantly, we repeated her x-ray, and her stone was successfully dissolved!!! Everyone at Briarwood, along with her dedicated and compliant owners, are super excited to have gotten rid of her bladder stone without needing to go to surgery!

Not every type of bladder stone can be dissolved, but given the right scenario, including pet owners that are dedicated to the treatment plan, little miracles like this are made possible! Gaga will now stay on a Prescription Diet, and she will have urine samples routinely checked from now on to screen for crystals and help to prevent future stone formation! Go Gaga!

Before

X-ray showing stone in bladder

After

X-ray showing bladder with no visible stone

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Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Briarwood Animal Hospital