October 18, 2012 • 7:40 pm
Struvite crystals are the most common type in urine from dogs. Urinary tract infection with urease-positive bacteria can promote struvite crystalluria (and urolithiasis) by raising urine pH and increasing free ammonia.
Full article Cornell: Urinary Crystals
Filed under: Urinary crystals, Urinary crystals
September 18, 2012 • 4:02 am
When presented with a dog with proteinuria, it is important to identify its source.
Proteinuria may be caused by physiologic or pathologic conditions. Physiologic or benign proteinuria is often transient and abates when the underlying cause is corrected.
Source Iris: How is proteinuria detected?
Filed under: Proteinuria, Proteinuria
September 18, 2012 • 3:55 am
USG measurement is used to help evaluate renal function by assessing whether water is being excreted or conserved according to need.
The USG can also help verify the presence of polyuria (USG is inversely related to 24 hour urine volume), assist evaluation of urinary losses of protein, bilirubin and glucose, and aid assessment of the patient’s state of hydration.
Source Iris: Using urine specific gravity
Filed under: Urinalysis, Urine specific gravity, Urine specific gravity
The most common stones are struvite, calcium oxalate and urate. Each of these stones form under different medical circumstances and some breeds are genetically predisposed to the development of particular stone types.
Read more at HaloPets: Dog Bladder Stones (aka uroliths, cystic calculi)
Filed under: Bladder, Bladder stones, Urinary and bladder
December 13, 2010 • 12:13 am
Re occurring bladder symptoms in the dog are not usually just repeated infections.
Additional testing needs to be done to find out why the dog is having the problem, what the problem is, and what can be done to cure this episode and prevent future ones.
Read more at Crawford Dog and Cat Hospital: Something’s Amiss if a Dog …
Filed under: Urinary and bladder