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KEY FACTS Canine Struvite Urolithiasis

  title={KEY FACTS Canine Struvite Urolithiasis},
  author={Rebecca L Seaman and Joseph W. Bartges},
Struvite is the most common canine urolith. Struvite uroliths form when urine is supersaturated with magnesium, ammonium, and phosphate. Saturation is usually associated with a bacterial urinary tract infection (UTI) with urease-producing bacteria such as Staphylococcus species or, less commonly, Proteus species. Infections are particularly common in female and young dogs. Medical dissolution of struvite is best achieved with a combination of a struvitolytic diet and antibiotics chosen by… 

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