Canine Struvite Dissolution


These smooth to slightly rough, relatively large radiopaque stones are often round to angular and usually associated with a Staphylococcus or Proteus urinary tract infection.

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Medical dissolution is most effective for bladder and kidney stones. Urethral stones, especially those causing urethral obstruction are usually removed by other minimally invasive strategies or retrohydropropulsed back into the urinary bladder and removed surgically.


Urine culture and urinalysis.


Penicillins (e.g. amoxicillin) are usually effective against infection. Administer antibiotics throughout most, if not the entire dissolution time (i.e. 2 to 3 months). Consider medication to reduce urinary pain, if needed.


Feed struvite dissolution foods (e.g. Hills c/d multicare, others). Canned struvite dissolution foods may shorten dissolution time compared to dry foods.


X-ray every 5 to 6 weeks. Reduced urolith size/density/number indicates effective therapy, and accurate mineral prediction, and the need to continue dissolution. No change or increased urolith size/density/number is an indication to verify compliance (urine culture, urinalysis) or consider other urolith removal strategies.


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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Canine Struvite Dissolution