Feline Compound


These stones often have different radiographic layers representing different minerals.

Informations générales

Uroliths with a center composed of a different material than the outer layer(s) are called compound. Compound uroliths commonly occur when metabolic uroliths (e.g. calcium oxalate, urate) contribute to urinary tract infections with bacteria that promote struvite formation, or when suture material or other intraurocystic foreign material promotes mineralization over its surface, or when treatment/diet administered prior to urolith removal alter urine pH or crystal solubility.


• Identify causes for minerals or material at or near the center.


• If present, prevent infection-induced struvite and calcium phosphate carbonate by repeating urine cultures and administering antibiotics when needed. • Next, select therapy to minimize the urolith center (see recommendations for specific mineral types at z.umn.edu/mnurolithRX). • Then, make adjustments in therapy to prevent the body, shell or bands without opposing therapy to prevent the center (e.g. urine specific gravity (≤1.030), pH (≥6.5), and medications.)


• Select foods designed to minimize minerals at, or near the center of the urolith that are not infection-induced. z.umn.edu/mnurolithRX • Prevent infection-induced minerals by controlling infection; not with food.



Nous vous conseillons de consulter la documentation du fabricant concernant certains aliments thérapeutiques afin d'en déterminer les indications et les contre-indications. Pour les animaux présentant des problèmes de santé multiples, nous suggérons que le choix de l'aliment prenne en compte tous les besoins de l'animal en matière de santé.

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Feline Compound