Chapter 5 Chapter 5

URINARY TRACT


KEY POINTS
 
 
(1) Chronic renal failure is common in old cats and dogs and is a major cause of death.
(2) It is generally accepted that chronic renal failure is a slowly procondition whatever the initial cause of the disease and it is believed that proper clinical management may delay or stop progression.
(3) Urinary incontinence and/or inappropriate urination is comreported in dogs and cats with advancing age, and is a major reason for euthanasia being requested by owners.
(4) Dietary management is an important management tool in urinary tract disorders.
(5) Screening for evidence of renal impairment is important before the administration of therapeutic agents or a general anaesthetic to old patients.

5.1 UPPER URINARY TRACT: AGE-RELATED CHANGES

5.2 DIETARY MANAGEMENT

5.3 LOWER URINARY TRACT: DISORDERS OF URINATION

5.4 LOWER URINARY TRACT: PROSTATIC DISEASE

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