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 …

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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 …

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Nutritional Management of Renal Disease: An Evidence-Based Approach

Sherry Lynn Sanderson, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM & ACVN University of Georgia Successful treatment of chronic kindney disease involves a multi-modal approach to identify and eliminate exacerbating factors together with implementation of veterinary therapeutic renal diets and medical management. Today’s Veterinary Practice is delighted to announce that the American College of Veterinary Nutrition (acvn.org) has …

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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 …

Canine Chronic Kidney Disease Current Diagnostics & Goals for Long-Term Management

Chronic kidney disease is an irreversible and progressive deterioration of renal function; however, through early diagnosis and staging, prompt management can delay disease progression. Each aspect of treatment is comprehensively covered in this article. JD Foster, VMD, Diplomate ACVIM Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an irreversible and progressive deterioration of renal function, resulting from a …

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