Calcium oxalate (39%) and struvite (33%) were the predominant mineral types in canine nephroliths submitted to the Minnesota Urolith Center. Urate salts (12%) and calcium phosphate (2%) occurred less frequently. Provided they are not causing obstruction, struvite nephroliths may be dissolved with medical protocols. Although there are no dissolution protocols for nephroliths containing calcium, risk-benefits ratios should be considered before proceeding with surgery.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1999|