Our case of the month for February involves a cystotomy surgery. Dr. Schmidt and the Johnson Ranch Animal Clinic team performed a cystotomy on one of our patients, Shae Pilson. Shae, a 3-year-old spayed Yorkie mix, was initially brought in because her owners noticed that she was frequently straining to urinate. They also noticed blood in her urine. During Shae’s visit, she was given antibiotics and had radiographs taken, along with a urinalysis.
After receiving the results of Shae’s radiographs and urinalysis, her owners elected for her to have a cystotomy. Cystotomy is a surgical procedure in which an incision is made into the urinary bladder, located on the belly near the rear of the abdomen. Once Shae’s bladder was accessed, Dr. Schmidt removed several bladder stones, which were then analyzed for their composition. After the surgery, Shae received antibiotics and pain medication.
We are happy to announce that Shae is doing much better now and is back home with her family!