Skip to content

Healthy Cats

Font Size

Bladder Stones in Cats

How Can I Prevent Bladder Stones from Forming Again?

Once your cat has been diagnosed and treated for bladder stones, you’ll know what kind of stones he suffered from. Always have fresh water available for him and ask your vet if you should continue feeding your cat a special diet. Exercise is also important for keeping your cat’s system healthy. Your vet may recommend a urinalysis and urine culture several times throughout the year to test for crystals and/or infection.

What Can Happen if Bladder Stones Go Untreated?

Stones that go untreated may lodge in the urethra, causing a blockage-especially in males, who have narrower urethras-that may prevent your cat from urinating. Some signs of a urinary blockage are vomiting, nausea, appetite loss and a hard, distended abdomen. This is an emergency situation and will become fatal if not treated immediately.

Can Bladder Stones Indicate Other Health Issues?

Bladder stones can develop as a result of certain metabolic disorders. Diabetes mellitus and hyperthyroidism can lead to urinary tract infections, which can contribute to the formation of bladder stones.

WebMD Veterinary Reference from the ASPCA

1 | 2

Today on WebMD

cat at table
What's safe for them to eat?
Maine Coon cat breed
What they do and why cats have them.
Kitten in litterbox
How to solve them.
cat meowing
Why some cats are so talkative
cat on couch
Kitten using litter box
sleeping kitten
sad kitten looking at milk glass

Love your pets, hate your allergies?

Get tips for relief.

Loading ...

Sending your email...

This feature is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.


Now check your email account on your mobile phone to download your new app.

cat at table
muddy dog on white sofa
Maine Coon cat breed
Pets: Behavior Problems in Cats