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Journal August 2013 (Vol 35, No 8)

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Canine Struvite Urolithiasis by Douglas Palma , DVM, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine), Cathy Langston , DVM, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine), Kelly Gisselman , DVM, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine), John McCue , DVM, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine, Neurology)

1. Which is the most common uropathogen associated with struvite urolithiasis in dogs?
2. The production of _______ by bacterial organisms is responsible for production of ammonium and alkalization of the urine that may result in struvite urolithiasis.
3. Sterile struvite urolithiasis is uncommon, but has been associated with
4. Effective dissolution diets are typically
5. Which of the following is a not common cause of occult urinary tract infection?
6. The most important aspect of struvite urolithiasis prevention is
7. The most reliably observed biochemical change that is indirectly associated with owner diet compliance during dissolution therapy is a reduction in _______ concentration.
8. On average, dissolution therapy takes roughly ______ months for complete dissolution.
9. ____________ is not a common cause of treatment failure with dissolution therapy.
10. Preventive diets should be considered in
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