Feline lower urinary tract disease is often associated with uroliths and urethral plugs. Uroliths and urethral plugs are composed of variable quantities of matrix and a variety of minerals (including struvite, calcium oxalate, ammonium urate, calcium phosphate, and cystine). Knowledge of nutritional factors associated with the pathophysiology of uroliths and urethral plugs facilitates the modification of diets for the dissolution of several minerals contained within them.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice|
|State||Published - May 1989|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Supported in part by grants from Hill's Pet Products, Topeka, Kansas; lams Company, Lewisburg, Ohio; Mark Morris Associates, Topeka, Kansas; Ralston Purina Company, St. Louis, Missouri; Winn Foundation, Ocean,' New Jersey; and Urolithiasis Labora-tory, Houston, Texas.