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What are uroliths?

Calculi composed of various minerals

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What are four types of uroliths?

Triple phosphate
Irate
Cystine
Oxatate

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What are triple phosphate uroliths?

Salts of magnesium, ammonium, calcium, and phosphate

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What type of urine do triple phosphates grow in?

Alkaline urine

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What do triple phosphate crystals look like?

Radio opaque, hard, white or yellow

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What urolith is most common in dogs and cats?

Triple phosphate

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What is a urate?

Composed of ammonium urate

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What urolith is common in Dalmatians?

Urates

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What do urates look like?

Radio luster, yellow, brittle

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What are cystine uroliths?

Composed of amino acids cystine

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What do cystine uroliths look like?

Yellow and smooth, radio listener and easily pulverized

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What are oxalate uroliths?

Composed of calcium oxalate

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What do oxalate uroliths look like?

Radio opaque and hard with sharp protrusions