Is it safe to dissolve struvite cystoliths in dogs?

Most struvite cystoliths can be safely dissolved with minimal risk, including urinary obstruction (Table 1 ). Table 1. Summary of consensus recommendations for the treatment and prevention of uroliths in dogs and cats

What are the signs and symptoms of canine Candida?

Warm, moist areas are most likely to be affected, such as under skin folds, inside the ears, around the eyes or the anus. Symptoms of canine candida, such as a rash on the face or feet are sometimes misdiagnosed as allergy.

How does a vet diagnose a yeast infection?

Your vet can probably diagnose a yeast infection just by looking at it. If there is a question, he or she can use a moistened cotton swab to remove some of the yeast or can take a scraping of the skin to examine under a microscope to confirm the diagnosis. The Vet will be looking for fungi and mycoplasma (a type of bacteria without walls).

What kind of medication do you give a dog for Cushings disease?

Medications Trilostane is the most common medication used to treat Cushing’s disease in dogs. This drug inhibits the synthesis of cortisol by the adrenal glands, and is typically given either once or twice daily, depending on your veterinarian’s instructions. Most dogs tolerate it very well with minimal side effects.

What does it mean when a dog has cystinuria?

Cystinuria in dogs is indicated by the presence of cystine stones in the kidney, bladder or ureter. Failure by the kidneys to reabsorb amino acids results in the formation of cystine crystals and sometimes stones in the urine which can lead to blockage of the urethra.

How to reduce the risk of cystine in dogs?

Medical dissolution in dogs involves a combination of N- (2-mercaptopropionly)-glycine (2 MPG) and low protein alkalinizing wet diet to reduce urinary excretion of cystine, promote formation of alkaline urine, and reduce urine concentration.

Can you dissolve cystinuria stones in a dog?

No, they cannot be dissolved with diet or supplementation. Once my dog’s stones are treated, can I prevent more from forming in the future?

What should I Feed my Dog with a cystine bladder stone?

A: Dogs that have developed cystine bladder stones in the past will often be fed a therapeutic diet for life. Diets that promote alkaline urine that is more dilute are recommended. Most dogs should be fed a canned or wet diet to encourage water consumption.