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1. Acute Cystitis in Dogs
Acute cystitis is defined as inflammation of the urinary bladder usually caused by a bacterial infection. Most cases are caused by bacteria from the intestinal tract that migrate up into the bladder.
2. Acute Renal (Kidney) Failure in Dogs
The kidneys filter blood, remove the waste products of metabolism, and eliminate them in the urine. Acute kidney failure (acute renal failure or ARF) is characterized by an abrupt decline in kidney function that affect almost every body system.
3. Chronic Renal (Kidney) Failure in Dogs
The digestion of food produces waste products, which are carried by blood to the kidneys to be filtered and excreted in the form of urine. When the kidneys fail, they are no longer able to remove these waste products.
4. Ectopic Ureters in Dogs
Ectopic ureter is an abnormality present at birth in which one or both of the ducts that bring urine from the kidneys to the bladder fail to open into the bladder in the normal way.
5. Glomerulonephritis in Dogs
The kidneys consist of many thousand microscopic filtering units called glomeruli that filter water and small substances from the bloodstream. Glomerulonephritis is inflammation of these microscopic filtering units.
6. Hydronephrosis in Dogs
Hydronephrosis is the distension or enlargement of the pelvis of the kidney with urine as a result of obstruction of the ureter, which is the tiny tubular structure that allows the passage of urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder.
7. Nephrolithiasis (Kidney Stones) in Dogs
Nephrolithiasis is the condition marked by the presence of renal calculi or kidney stones. The urinary system helps remove body wastes in liquid form, which may form crystals that interact and grow into stones.
8. Nephrotic Syndrome in Dogs
Nephrotic syndrome is characterized by the combination of protein in the urine, low protein level in the blood, high cholesterol and abnormal fluid accumulation in any part of the body (edema). Dogs are affected more commonly than cats.
9. Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) in Dogs
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a slowly progressive, irreversible, inherited kidney disease that can result in renal failure.
10. Pyelonephritis in Dogs
Pyelonephritis is an inflammation of the kidney, and is most often due to a bacterial infection that has made its way from the lower urinary tract (urinary bladder) to the kidney and can lead to kidney failure, sepsis and even death.

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