Crystals in the Urine of Dogs
Treatment will involve managing clinically important crystalluria by eliminating or controlling the underlying cause(s), or associated risk factors, and minimizing clinically important crystalluria by increasing urine volume, encouraging complete and frequent voiding, modifying the diet, and in some instances by appropriate drug therapy. Modifying pH levels may also be called for.
Living and Management
Your veterinarian will want to analyze the urine again to determine if crystalluria is still present, since persistent crystalluria may contribute to formation and growth of kidney stones. In addition, chronic crystalluria may solidify crystalline-matrix plugs, resulting in a urethral obstruction.
Something that appears white or light grey on a radiograph
The process of elimination when it comes to the bowels or the bladder
Occurs after eating
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.
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