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Urolithiasis Owner Factsheet

Contributor(s): Jennifer Hamlin, Claire Speight

Urolithiasis is the formation of calculi in the urinary tract, also called kidney and bladder calculi or stones, or urinary tract stones. The stones are rock hard crystal aggregations of all shapes and sizes. Sludge is the name given to the thick, almost toothpaste consistency deposit that can build up in the rabbit's bladder or kidneys and is a separate condition to stones, but the two conditions may be related.
 

Image: Urinalysis: struvite stones - ©Hill's Pet Nutrition Ltd

What role does calcium play in the development of urolithiasis?

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What are my rabbit's calcium requirements?

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How do I know if my rabbit has a problem?

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Can my rabbit be treated?

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Other reasons for calculi and sludge development

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Nutritional values

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Long-term goals

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