... in a very bad way and has been now for 3-4 months. I am unemployed and my husband is on disability for heart failure so needless to say, financially we are not able to pay for veterinarian for anything. Surgery is out of the question for this reason. It is breaking my heart seeing him in so much pain. I am at a loss here as to how to help him. Please if you have any information whatsoever that could help I would be forever grateful
Hi, adrnas! Tamsulosin is rarely used in dogs as they rarely develop benign prostatic hyperplasia and would be counter-indicated in your dogs case as it would only make him urinate more frequently if it had any effect at all.
Ask your veterinarian about CareCredit or a similar product. It's similar to a credit card except that you can be approved on the spot and if the loan is paid within a specified period there is no interest charged. The payment schedule is very reasonable.
Surgery is the best option for your dog, but if that proves impossible there are diet foods available that can sometimes help dissolve the stones or reduce the size to where they can be comfortably passed.
Best wishes to you and yours and good luck. WildcatVet
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