Voiding urohydropropulsion—raincoat required?

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Voiding urohydropropulsion—raincoat required?

At the Minnesota Urolith Center, we developed voiding urohydropropulsion (VU), a nonsurgical method of removing small bladder stones from dogs and cats.  Stone removal typically takes a few seconds and is successful, compassionate alternative to surgical stone removal.  Voiding urohydropropulsion requires lifting the anesthetized animal into a vertical position, and can be cumbersome in large dogs.  To assist with the procedure, we use a tilting exam table.  Video of voiding urohydropropulsion in a 6 year old, male-neutered dalmatian using a tilting exam table.

 a dalmatian on a tilt table

Additional Resources

Use of urohydropropulsion, cystoscopy and lithotripsy to manage feline urolithiasis (PDF),  Jody Lulich DVM, PhD, DACVIM, Hill's Global Symposium on Feline Lower Urinary Tract Health, Prague, 23rd - 24th April 2014

Voiding urohydropropulsion. Lessons from 5 years of experience. Lulich, JP, et al, Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 1999 Jan;29(1):283-91, xiv.

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