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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.



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