Treatment will involve managing clinically important crystalluria by eliminating or controlling the underlying cause(s) or associated risk factors. In addition, minimizing crystalluria by increasing urine volume, encouraging complete and frequent voiding of urine, modifying the diet, and in some instances by appropriate drug therapy may be part of the treatment plan. Modifying pH levels may also be called for.
Your veterinarian will want to analyze your cat's urine after initial treatment to determine if crystalluria is still present, since persistent crystalluria may contribute to the formation and growth of kidney stones. In addition, chronic crystalluria may solidify crystalline-matrix plugs, resulting in a urethral obstruction.
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
The process of elimination when it comes to the bowels or the bladder
Something that appears white or light grey on a radiograph
The term for living organisms inside the test tube
Eliminating or the material that has actually been eliminated
Term used to refer to a condition of having a disease or affliction but not displaying symptoms of it.
Occurs after eating