This is what urinary crystals look in a domestic pet. This particular type is called struvite crystals and they tend to occur when the urinary pH is too high. They tend to happen secondary to dietary issues so prompt diagnosis and correction are vital. If crystals remain in the bladder for too long they can fuse together into a stone which causes even more issues and can only be corrected via surgery.

There are no clinical signs that can differentiate urinary crystals from a routine urinary tract infection so it is always important to do a complete urinalysis when you suspect issues with your pet.

If you suspect your pet may be having urinary issues make sure to call us and make an appointment.