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Dogs and cats are not the only species that are affected by bladder stones. Medially referred to as uroliths, these small stones or sand are accumulations of crystallized minerals that form in the urinary tract. Uroliths can be found in the kidneys, ureter (passage way from the kidney to the bladder), bladder or urethra (passage way from the bladder to the exterior of the body) and form when conditions in the urinary tract cause the minerals in the urine to solidify and form concretions (sand, stones or calculi).
To learn more, read Uroliths and Urolithiasis in Guinea Pigs.