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Urology/Renal Medicine

Feline Inappropriate Urination

Terry Marie Curtis, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVB University of Florida Each year, the NAVC Institute takes place in Orlando, Florida, and top specialists in select areas of veterinary medicine provide hands-on, one-on-one continuing education to the Institute attendees. The NAVC and Today’s Veterinary Practice are delighted to bring our readers the Practical Techniques from the …

Feline Struvite & Calcium Oxalate Urolithiasis

Gregory F. Grauer, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) Kansas State University Uroliths are concretions composed primarily of highly organized crystalloids and a small amount of organic matrix. They are identified based on their mineral composition: calcium oxalate and struvite (magnesium ammonium phosphate) are the 2 most common feline uroliths. Feline urine is …

Feline Chronic Kidney Disease

Gregory F. Grauer, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) Kansas State University Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects an estimated 1% to 3% of all cats.1 This important cause of mortality in cats develops over a period of months or years. The associated nephron damage is progressive and irreversible even though some cats with …

Feline Perineal Urethrostomy Ventral Approach

Clara S.S. Goh, BVSc, MS, Diplomate ACVS, and Howard B. Seim III, DVM, Diplomate ACVS Experience one of the excellent education sessions provided by experts at the NAVC Institute 2014. A step-by-step surgical intervention of the blocked male cat: tools, surgical insights, postoperative management, complications, and prognosis. Welcome to the first article in our new …

Urinalysis in Companion Animals, Part 2: Evaluation of Urine Chemistry & Sediment

Theresa E. Rizzi, DVM, Diplomate ACVP, Oklahoma State University Urinalysis (UA) provides information about the urinary system as well as other body systems. It should be performed to: Evaluate any animal with clinical signs related to the urinary tract Assess an animal with systemic illness Monitor response to treatment. The first article in this 2-part …

Urinalysis in Companion Animals, Part 1: Collection, Sample Handling, & Initial Evaluation

Theresa E Rizzi, DVM, Diplomate ACVP (Clinical Pathology) Oklahoma State University Dr. Rizzi reviews the indications for performing a urinalysis, the 3 methods for collecting urine—with a step-by-step guide to cystocentesis, proper handling techniques, and evaluation of a sample’s physical appearance and specific gravity. Urinalysis (UA) provides information about the urinary system as well as …

A Look at Kidney & Periodontal Diseases

The following statistics were extracted from data collected from the medical records of nearly 2.2 million dogs and 460,000 cats cared for in more than 800 Banfield Pet Hospitals (banfield.com) in 2012. Note that diagnosis was made based on the attending clinician’s judgment. Learn more about this new column by reading Welcome to…Pet Health by …

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