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Urinary Tract Stones/Crystals Made Up Of Uric Acid in Cats

Treatment

 

If your cat is unable to urinate because of blockage, surgery is often the required treatment. In the event the cat has an abnormal connection of the main blood vessel in its liver – as mentioned above – surgery can be performed to re-route blood flow.

 

Medications are sometimes prescribed to dissolve the stones; this method takes about four weeks to completely resolve the matter.

 

Living and Management

 

To monitor for a the recurrence of stones, ultrasounds and X-rays should be performed every two to six months. If caught early, the stones are easy to treat without the need for surgery.

 

Prevention

 

A low purine diet has shown some promise in the prevention of the formation of these stones.

 

 

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