Chronic renal failure and its management and nephrolithiasis

S. I. Rubin

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Chronic renal failure (CRF) is the most common form of renal disease in dogs and cats. Although CRF occurs in dogs and cats of all ages, it is commonly considered a disease of older animals, and the incidence increases with age. This article presents guidelines for the diagnosis and conservative management of chronic renal failure in dogs and cats. Nephrolithiasis is uncommon in dogs and cats, accounting for less than 3% of all urinary calculi. The mineral composition of the renolith is important in formulation of therapeutic and preventive management strategies. This article briefly reviews the epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of nephrolithiasis in the dog and cat.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1331-1354
Number of pages24
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Small Animals


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