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Urinary Tract Stones (Struvite) in Cats

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Treatment 

 

To remove the stones, they must either be flushed out, dissolved or removed surgically. If the stones are present in the urethra or in the tubes connecting the kidneys to the bladder (uterers), they cannot be dissolved and will need to be physically removed. Antibiotics are often prescribed to help with inflammation and to prevent infection.

 

Living and Management

 

In some cases, diet therapy is recommended to dissolve the stones and to prevent them. If this is the case, treats and snacks should be avoided. Some canned foods can also assist in the prevention of new stones. Stones may take anywhere from two weeks and up to five months to completely dissolve.

 

Prevention

 

If an animal is predisposed to urolithiasis, special foods and dietary management can be effective at preventing stone formation.

 

 

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