Cystine uroliths are a sequela t cystinuria, an inherited renal tubular defect in reabsorption of cystine and some other amino acids. At the Minnesota Urolith Center, 67 breeds of dogs, were identified, including English Bulldogs, Dachshunds, Mastiffs, and Newfoundlands. In some dogs, the severity of cystinuria may decline with advancing age. Current recommendations for dissolution of cystine uroliths include various combinations of diet modification, diuresis, administration of 2-MPG, and alkalinization of urine.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice|
|State||Published - 1999|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This study was supported, in part, by a grant from Hill's Pet Nutrition (Topeka, KS).