Urethral calculi (URC)

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  • View:
    Lateral (male dogs only)

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  • Defining characteristics:
    Mineral opacity detected in the region of the urethra
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  • Common differential diagnoses:
    Urolithiasis, a possible artifact

  • Helpful additional data:
    Has there been hematuria or stranguria?Polyuria?

  • Commonly associated diagnostics:
    Consider *SignalCare MDB, consider abdominal ultrasound if available, consider urine culture, stone analysis

  • Commonly associated treatments:
    Consider urethral catheterization if obstructed, discuss surgical options, discuss diet change

  • Commonly associated home care:
    Based on primary


*SignalCare MDB = CBC/Chemistry/Urinalysis/Thoracic ultrasound/Abdominal ultrasound