1-3 years of age
When will an animal most likely experience its first episode of FLUTD or FUS?
Magnesium, Ammonium and Phosphate
What are Struvite crystals composed of?
If blockages are recurrent in male cats with FLUTD what can be done?
Infection and or urotlithasis
What is LUTD in dogs?
What stone is common in female dogs and is generally caused by an infection?
What kind of diet can be given to dissolve Struvite urinary stones?
How long may it take for a diet to dissolve stones?
What kind of stones are generally found in acidic urine and are seen more in dogs on acidifying agents for struvite stones?
Alkalinize urine with potassium citrate
How can Calcium oxalate stones be treated?
What kind of stones are seen in dalmations and dogs with vascular shunts?
Inability to metabolize purines from meat proteins
What are Urate stones caused by?
allopurinol which loweres urine urates
What can Urate stones be treated with?
Science diet p/d or Purina NF
What diets can be offered to dissolve urate stones?
How long can it take a diet to dissolve urate stones?
What is inflammation of the stomach
What is inflammation of the stomach, small and large intestines?
Halitosis, V/D, abdominal tenderness
What are signs of Gastritis and Enteritis?
Bland diet low in fiber
What kind of diet may solve Gastritis or Enteriits?
What is the only way to treat Obstipation?
Laxatives, physical evacuation, enema
How can constipation and impaction be treated in dogs?
Increase insoluble fiber in diet
What is a dietary way to treat constipation and impaction?
Inflammation and self digestion of the pancreas
What is the definition of Pancreatitis?
Dietary indescretion, stress, drugs
What can cause pancreatitis?
vomiting, tender abdomen
What are physical signs of pancreatitis?
no food for 24-48 hours, NPO for several days
What is the treatment for pancreatitis?
When a pancreatitis survivor begins to eat solid food again, what should they be started on?