4/12B "How long do I have to wear this?"
On his walk Sunday night my husband noticed that Riley could not urinate. We immediately took him to the 24 hour emergency animal hospital. An xray showed several stones in his bladder and urethra and one was stuck in the tip of his penis causing a complete blockage.
The vet was able to retrieve the stone in the tip, pushed others back into his bladder and catherized him. We took him home, he was drowsy from the gas and had a quiet night.
On Monday morning we were at our vet's office when it opened and Riley had surgery to remove all the stones. They were all black in color which neither the ER vet or our vet had ever seen before. They have been sent for analysis.
Riley came through the surgery very well. He is on pain medication and has been such a good boy through all of this. Even when he was in terrific pain he still was as friendly as always. He gave lots of kisses to the technicians.
His activity and exercise has to be restricted for 10 days, no running, jumping, going up or down stairs and no walks. He will now be on special dog food and cannot have treats for at least a month.
It is a complete lifestyle change for him and for us too, and will be difficult because he is used to regularly getting treats. Even the neighbors give him treats on his walks.