Senior Wellness ~ Nellie’s Health Series Part 4: Cystocentesis

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Wednesday: Senior Wellness ~ Nellie’s Health Series Part 4: Cystocentesis

Success, urine!

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 Cystocentesis is a veterinary procedure where a needle is placed into the urinary bladder through the abdomen of an animal and a sample of urine is removed.[1] Diagnosticcystocentesis is used to prevent sample taken for urinalysis from being contaminated with bacteria, cells and debris from the lower urogenital tract.[2] Therapeutic cystocentesis may be employed to relieve pressure buildup due to urethral obstruction. Therapeutic cystocentesis is typically last resort for relief, as a greatly distended bladder is more likely to rupture when punctured. A safer method of emptying the urinary bladder in this condition is by urethral catheterization.
Stop back tomorrow for: Thursday: Senior Wellness ~ Nellie’s Health Series Part 5: Urinalysis
The components of running a urine sample.
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16 thoughts on “Senior Wellness ~ Nellie’s Health Series Part 4: Cystocentesis

  1. I hope that everything checked out okay! Needles are never any fun. I was told by my veterinarian that this procedure doesn’t really cause any pain for cats because of how their nerves are situated in the area. I hope the same is true for dogs!

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  2. Pingback: Senior Wellness~Nellie’s Health Series Part 5: Urinalysis | Sand Spring Chesapeakes

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