• Is Your Dog Suffering with Urinary Stones?

    20 days ago - By Activ 4 pets

    The condition where urinary calculi or stones form in the urinary tract is called urolithiasis. Just like in humans, the disease can cause extreme discomfort during urination and other associated symptoms. Uroliths can form anywhere in the dog's urinary system but in 85% of cases the stones occur in the bladder. Stones are made up of minerals, commonly calcium oxalate, struvite, urate and cystine in dogs.
    Contributing factors:
    High urine concentration: high protein diets and low water intake makes the urine more concentrated.
    The pH of urine: acidic urine favors the formation of calcium...
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