Feline struvite urolithiasis

Douglas Palma, Cathy Langston, Kelly Gisselman, John McCue
Compendium: Continuing Education for Veterinarians 2009, 31 (12): E1-7; quiz E8
Feline urolithiasis represents 15% of all cases of nonobstructive lower urinary tract disease in cats. Approximately 50% of feline uroliths are composed of struvite. Struvite urolithiasis commonly recurs, but optimal management may decrease its frequency. The pathophysiology and management of struvite urolithiasis are different in cats and dogs. This article focuses on struvite urolithiasis in cats, highlighting important aspects of pathophysiology, treatment, and prevention.

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