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Results 11-25 of 25 in Kidneys, Bladder & Urinary System
11. Recurrent Cystitis in Dogs
Recurrent cystitis is defined as repeat bouts of inflammation of the urinary bladder. Generally in small animal veterinary medicine, cystitis is usually synonymous with “bladder infection”.
12. Renal (Kidney) Amyloidosis in Dogs
Kidney amyloidosis is a rare disorder of protein metabolism in which abnormal deposits of protein called amyloid is deposited in the kidneys. This can lead to excessive protein loss in the urine and eventual chronic kidney failure.
13. Renal Dysplasia in Dogs (Familial Renal Disease)
Renal dysplasia, also known as familial renal disease or progressive juvenile nephropathy, is a disease in which development of the kidney tissue is abnormal.
14. Rupture of the Bladder in Dogs
Bladder rupture is a condition in which the urinary bladder tears and releases urine into the abdominal cavity. This usually occurs because of trauma, urinary obstruction, tumors, severe bladder disease, and during catheterization.
15. Shar-Pei Fever
Shar-pei fever is characterized by recurrent fever episodes that may be accompanied by inflammation of multiple joints. Dogs with shar-pei fever are at an increased risk of developing kidney failure or significant liver disease later in life.
16. The Importance of a Urinalysis in Dogs
A urinalysis is a laboratory test that evalutes urine. A urinalysis usually consists of three parts which includes looking at the physical sample, a dipstick analysis and looking at the sediment under a microscope.
17. Ureterolithiasis in Dogs
Ureterolithiasis is the formation of a stone within a ureter, which is the tiny tubular structure through which the urine passes from the kidney to the bladder. This conditon affects both dogs and cats.
18. Urethral Prolapse and Neoplasia
Urethral prolapse describes the protrusion of the lining of the distal or tail end portion of the urethra through the external urethral opening. Urethral neoplasia is cancer of the urethra. Both are most common in dogs.
19. Urethritis in Dogs
Urethritis is an inflammation of the urethra due to injury, infection or cancer. The urethra swells and narrows, and the flow of urine is impeded. Both urination and the urgency to urinate increase.
20. Urolithiasis (stones in the urinary tract) in Dogs
Urolithiasis refers to the formation of stones in the urinary tract due to oversaturation of the urine with certain minerals. Calculi can be found anywhere in the urinary tract, but are most common in the urinary bladder.

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