Prietita, a 10-year-old Pom-A-Poo, started scooting and seemed to have an irritated rear end. Her pet parents knew the signs as she had urinary tract infections in the past – this time it was associated with bladder stones. The stones needed to be removed and cultured to make sure the infection is cleared, but Prietita’s pet parents didn’t have the funding for the surgery. Vets In Vans reached out to SAGE Compassion for Animals and we secured the funding and they performed the surgery. Bladder stones in dogs can happen due to an underlying infection and/or diet related – a lot of times both treatment for the infection and a diet change is needed to prevent recurrence.