Bladder Disease

What is urinary bladder disease?

Signs of urinary bladder disease are due to inflammation in the bladder wall. The bladder of dogs and cats can become infected, produce stones/crystals, and develop growths as well as tumors. Cats can also suffer from an inflammatory condition called idiopathic cystitis. Proper treatment  requires diagnosis of its cause.

How does AVDH diagnose this painful condition?

Because we have an on-site ultrasound, it can be quickly diagnosed. With a quick diagnosis, we move swiftly into treating this disease and relieving your pet’s pain. In determining the cause, we conduct urinalysis and microscopic urine exams.

How does AVDH treat it?

Many cases respond to medicine and diet change, but some also require surgery. The doctors are highly trained in removing bladder stones, tumors, and polyps, and conducting pelvic urethrostomies.

Why is our care exceptional?

Austin Veterinary Diagnostic Hospital has the experience, staff, equipment, and facility to quickly perform the diagnostics and treatments necessary in addressing this painful condition.

If you wish to learn more, we invite you to call us at (512) 288-1040. We look forward to hearing from you!


Urinary diseases are some of the most common and severe diseases found in pets. Because of the ability of the urinary system to function with disease, they often go unnoticed until they become life-threatening.

What are the symptoms?

Kidney disease causes excess water consumption, excess urination, weight loss, loss of appetite, and lethargy.

Bladder disease is indicated by blood in the urine, strained urination, frequent urination, and/or foul-smelling urine.

Prostate disease can occur in the dog and is seen as painful urination, straining to urinate or defecate, blood in the urine, and/or dripping blood.

The keys to successfully treating these conditions are early diagnosis and treatment. However, without advanced technology, urinary tract diseases are difficult to accurately diagnose.

A complete urinary tract profile is very affordable and ultimately less expensive and more effective than initiating treatment with an incomplete diagnosis. We are well-equipped on the premises to provide clinical lab work and ultrasound, endoscopy, and radiology examinations to ensure a quick and accurate diagnosis.

If you wish to learn more, we invite you to call us at (512) 288-1040. We look forward to hearing from you!