When Urine Trouble: A Clinical Approach to Proteinuria
With increasing evidence of proteinuria being a negative prognostic indicator for dogs and cats with chronic kidney disease, it is important to take note of persistent proteinuria, regardless of severity.
In addition to promoting progression of kidney disease, persistent proteinuria has several extrarenal consequences, therefore incidental proteinuria on routine diagnostic workups and geriatric screens should not be ignored.
Minnesota Urolith Center Analyzes 1.5 Millionth Stone and Marks 40 Years of Service
Support from Hill’s Pet Nutrition helps provide this vital service for veterinarians worldwide
The Minnesota Urolith Center (MUC) is celebrating two milestones: the analysis of its 1.5 millionth urinary stone and 40 years of delivering stone analysis to veterinary healthcare teams around the world.
Managing Urolithiasis in Dogs
Urolithiasis is a term that describes the formation of stones in any part of the urinary tract.
This article gives an overview of stone formation, clinical signs, diagnostic tests, types of stones, as well as medical and nonmedical dissolution plans.
Managing Feline Urethral Obstruction
Diagnosis of feline urethral obstruction is straightforward, but the difficulty lies in recognition of the problem at home, as cats are masters of hiding illness.
Feline UO is a common emergency. Diagnosis of UO in cats is straightforward, but the difficulty lies in recognition of the problem at home.
Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs
Most UTIs are successfully treated with commonly used drugs, dosages, and administration intervals, but proper understanding of the location of the UTI is crucial in successful treatment of these challenging infections, especially when they involve the kidneys and/or prostate.
RenalTech: New Diagnostic Tool Can Predict CKD in Cats Two Years Before Onset
RenalTech’s algorithm relies on six feline health measurements — all collected during normal routine chemistry — to predict whether a cat will develop chronic kidney disease within two years.
Diagnosing and Managing Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease
Feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) is a general term used to describe conditions affecting the bladder or urethra of cats; it is not a syndrome or specific diagnosis. It has been reported that between 4.5% and 8% of cats presenting to veterinary practices or teaching hospitals have FLUTD.
Pandora Syndrome in Cats: Diagnosis and Treatment
Providing an environment that is compatible with cats’ behavioral needs often seems to mitigate the effects of at least some manifestations of Pandora syndrome in addition to promoting their general health and welfare.
Finding the Balance in Your Patients with Cardiovascular and Renal Disease
Cardiovascular and renal disease are commonly diagnosed in cats and dogs; incidence increases with patient age. Each condition is irreversible and progressive. These conditions are particularly challenging when they occur simultaneously; what is good for one system may be counterproductive for the other. In this article, we describe the physiologic interactions between these 2 systems, disease classifications, techniques for detecting one condition in the presence of the other, and strategies for managing patients with these co-existing conditions.