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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AVIM&O Morning Rounds – A Breadth of Expertise and Experiences

As the main caregiver for your companion pet, you may at some point be faced with seeking out specialty veterinary services.  Your pet’s primary care veterinarian may have advised this, you may just be aware and prefer a “next” level of expertise, or it may be a needed transfer from one of the associated emergency services. No one wants to have their companion in a position needing such care as it means that there is illness and need. We want to help you with the emotional considerations and surprise, understanding the financial implications, and the sense of uncertainty. We hope
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