Treatment recommendations

Each of our recommendations contains characteristics to look for in prevention or treatment. Foods listed are those we are familiar with using. Other diets may be appropriate.  If the foods suggested do not meet your needs, the flowsheet for your pet’s urolith mineral type lists the urine parameters (specific gravity and pH) to strive to achieve.

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How to interpret results

Resources for additional testing

Resources for additional testing

Calcium Oxalate

NEW -  Hereditary Calcium Oxalate Urolithiasis, Type 1 (CaOx1)

University of Minnesota's College of Veterinary Medicine, Canine Genetics Lab  - https://vetmed.umn.edu/research/labs/canine-genetics-lab

Urate –
Genetic Hyperuricosuria testing (HUU) (SLC2A9 Gene)
               UC Davis Veterinary Genetics Laboratoryhttps://www.vgl.ucdavis.edu/index.php

CystineUrine cystine/creatinine ratio - Measure urine cystine at an amino acid lab (UC Davis Amino Acid Laboratory - www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/labs/amino-acid-laboratory), measure urine creatinine at your preferred lab. 

Urine Nitroprusside/Genetic Testing/Metabolic Screening
              PennGen Laboratories(research.vet.upenn.edu/penngen)

 We are unfamiliar with laboratories outside the United States that perform these tests.  Contact the specific lab with questions about sample submission. 

ACVIM Consensus on Treatment and Prevention of Uroliths in Dogs & Cats

ACVIM Consensus on Treatment and Prevention of Uroliths in Dogs & Cats

How to contact and consult with a veterinary nutritionist

How to contact and consult with a veterinary nutritionist