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Filed Under (Bladder Stones, Dog Cystitis and UTI, Dog Urinary Crystals, UTI) by B-Naturals.com on 01-01-2010

Cystinuria is a genetic defect in the kidney tubules; it can affect dogs, humans, and a few other species. Normal kidneys filter the amino acid cystine and do not allow it to go into the urine. In individuals with cystinuria, this filtering action fails, and cystine passes into the urine, where it can form crystals and/or stones (uroliths). If stones form, they can block the urethra and obstruct urinary flow, especially in males.

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