fbpx

Urology/Renal Medicine

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 …

Pet Health By the Numbers:
Prevalence of Urinary Calculi in Dogs & Cats

In each issue of Today’s Veterinary Practice, Pet Health by the Numbers correlates article topics with statistics provided by Banfield Pet Hospital (banfield.com). These statistics are extracted from data collected from the medical records of nearly 2.4 million dogs and 480,000 cats presented to more than 890 Banfield Pet Hospitals in 2014.Learn more about data …

Practical Techniques From The NAVC Institute
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 …

Current Thoughts On Pathophysiology & Treatment Of Feline Idiopathic Cystitis

Gregory F. Grauer, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) Feline idiopathic cystitis is the most common form of feline lower urinary tract disease, and is a diagnosis of exclusion. Dr. Grauer approaches this topic by reviewing the pathogenesis of the disease as well as the best approach to diagnosis and treatment. Feline lower …

Journal Club
Feline Kidney Disease 

FOCUS ON FELINE KIDNEY DISEASE Kidney diseases are a critical part of feline medicine, yet we still have so much to learn about disorders of this organ. Thankfully, a lot of research is being accomplished in this area, and following are some of the most intriguing papers recently published. In a pair of papers, Monaghan and colleagues discuss …

Journal Club
Commentaries on Veterinary, Medical, & Related Literature

NUTRITION ELISA Testing for Common Food Antigens in Four Dry Dog Foods Used in Dietary Elimination Trials Raditic DM, Remillard RL, Tater KC. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition 2011; 95:90-97. Over-the-counter (OTC) pet foods that contain exotic protein sources are being marketed on an increasing basis. This study investigated whether common food antigens (ie, …

Insights into Feline Kidney Transplants

  Lillian R. Aronson, VMD, Diplomate ACVS Renal transplantation continues to remain a viable treatment option for cats with early decompensated chronic kidney disease or irreversible acute renal failure. Renal transplantation continues to remain a viable treatment option for cats with early decompensated chronic kidney disease or irreversible acute renal failure.1,2 The ability to perform …

DMCA.com Protection Status
MENU