An extensive article in a recent issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice presented the answers to 71 of the most common questions veterinarians, staff members, and clients might have about urolithiasis in dogs. The questions were divided into nine categories: urolith analysis, urolith types, diagnosis, treatment and prevention, urolith recurrence, urinalysis, diet, water, and miscellaneous.
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Here is a sampling of the questions. For all 71 questions and their answers, go to
Koehler LA, Osborne CA, Buettner MT, et al. Canine uroliths: frequently asked questions and their answers. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 2009;39(1):161-181.