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Ectopic Ureters in Dogs

The kidneys produce urine continuously and the tiny pipelines through which the urine is transported from the kidneys to the bladder are the ureters (one for the left kidney and one for the right kidney). The bladder stores the urine until it can be voluntarily unloaded. Ectopic ureters are a congenital error in the development of the ureters. Instead of connecting to the bladder, the ureters connect directly to the urethra. The ureters are then bringing urine to an area that is unable to store urine and leaking ensues. One or both ureters can be affected. Ectopic ureters are commonly
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