Urology & Nephrology
Diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract are unfortunately a common occurrence in our household pets. They can also be frustrating for therapy and prevention because certain types of kidney and urinary tract disorders may become chronic, hereditary, or relapse frequently.
- Diagnostics and management of early stage kidney disease
- Management of pyelonephritis, which are kidney infections resulting in protein loss
- Management of kidney failure - acute and chronic
- Therapy and management of urinary tract infections, urinary bladder crystals, and stones
- Therapy of urinary tract disorders in cats and dogs, behavioral urinary issues
- Therapy of prostate disease - infections, prostate cysts, benign hyperplasia
- Management of incontinence
- Consultation and management of urinary tract oncology
- SDMA blood parameter analysis which can indicate worsening kidney function up to 18 months sooner than other tests
- Voiding Urohydropropulsion - invasive free method of dislodging small uroliths and bladder stones from the urethra and urinary bladder via catheterization. Is used as an alternative to surgical intervention and is conducted under anesthesia.
Bladder and urinary tract radiological examination of a male cat. During the examination, a radioactive isotope is applied into the urinary bladder via a catheter. Afterwords, x-ray images are shot in sequence, for greater visualization of the urinary system.
What to know about urinary tract examinations:
- A urine sample obtained spontaneously should be at least 5ml. If the urine sample wont be examined within 1 hour, please, store it in the refrigerator in a sample tube. In cats, a sterile collection set may be used, or plastic food foil may be put on top of their litter box.
- Do not walk your pet before your appointment. It is crucial that their bladder be full in the event ultrasonography is necessary
- It is beneficial to measure the amount of fluid intake in your pet during a 24 hour time period