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Crystals in the Urine in Cats

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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.


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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.



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