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Voiding Urohydropropulsion For Removal Of Urinary Stones In Dogs And Cats

Voiding Urohydropropulsion For Removal Of Urinary Stones In Dogs And Cats

Voiding urohydropropulsion. Wow! That’s a mouthful! Let’s break it down: “Uro” is a Latin prefix referring to the urinary tract. “Hydro” refers to water, or, more broadly, any liquid. “Propulsion,” from the Latin propellere, meaning “to propel,” “the act of driving forward.” Voiding urohydropropulsion, then, is the act of using a liquid to expel something […]

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  March 23, 2012   4 comments

Hill’s Prescription Diets Alphabet Soup

The acronyms for Hill’s Prescription Diet foods are not difficult to figure out. The “d” always stands for diet. It was easy in the old days, before there were so many different Prescription Diets. c/d was “crystal diet,” k/d was “kidney diet,” and h/d was “heart diet.” If memory serves me correctly, when I graduated […]

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  August 13, 2010   6 comments

Workups Of Dog Urinary Tract Infections

Reader Meghan writes: My 15lb female non-spayed Westie/Pomeranian mix had a UTI in April. She was treated with an injection and then given 2 weeks of oral Rx. The UTI went away about 10 days after the medicine was finished. However, she now has a UTI again. This time, the veterinarian gave her Convenia. I’m noticing […]

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  July 5, 2010   No comments

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease-FLUTD

FUS was the first name by which I knew the illness: Feline Urologic Syndrome. FLUTD took its place a number of years ago. Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease. As you might imagine, a disease process about which even the experts can’t agree on a name is a very complicated syndrome. Pour yourself a large cup […]

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  March 19, 2010   No comments