Bladder Stone Removal

Bladder Stone Removal

Bladder Stone Removal for Pets in Melbourne

Our clinic in Melbourne is equipped to handle bladder stone removal in pets, a common urological issue. With a skilled team and advanced surgical techniques, we’re committed to providing effective treatment to relieve discomfort and improve your pet’s urinary health.

Diagnosing Bladder Stones

A precise diagnosis is essential for effective treatment:

  • Physical Examination: An initial examination to assess symptoms like difficulty urinating or blood in the urine.
  • Radiographs (X-rays): X-rays help in detecting the presence and size of bladder stones.
  • Ultrasound: An ultrasound may be used for a more detailed view of the bladder and to identify stones that may not be visible on X-rays.

Surgical Treatment Options

Surgical removal is the most effective treatment for bladder stones:

  • Cystotomy: The most common surgical procedure for bladder stone removal, involving an incision in the bladder to directly remove the stones.
  • Laser Lithotripsy: In select cases, laser lithotripsy can be used to break down stones into smaller, passable pieces.


The cost of bladder stone removal varies depending on the chosen surgical method and the complexity of the case. We provide a detailed estimate after diagnosing your pet.

Payment Options

We offer several payment solutions to manage the cost of treatment:

  • GapOnly: Simplifies insurance claims by covering the gap amount.
  • VetPay: A financing option allowing you to spread the cost of veterinary care.
  • Zip Money: Flexible payment plans for easier financial management.


Proper aftercare is crucial for a full recovery:

  • Postoperative Care: We guide you through the recovery process, including pain management and wound care.
  • Dietary Management: Advice on a suitable diet to prevent the recurrence of bladder stones.
  • Follow-Up Appointments: Regular check-ups to ensure healing and monitor for any signs of recurrence.

Our team in Melbourne is dedicated to providing the best care for your pet, from diagnosis to recovery, ensuring they return to a healthy and comfortable life.