Urolithiasis is characterized by presence of stones or crystals in urinary tract of an animal. When these stones or crystals are made up of uric acid, they are called urate stones. These stones can be found in kidneys as well as ureter(s).
Dalmatians, English Bulldogs, and Yorkshire Terriers are the breeds that are more susceptible to the condition although dog of any breed can be affected. The condition is more common in male dogs than female dogs and typically occurs between 4-6 years of age.
Most common symptoms of this disorder are related to urination problems including abnormal urine streams, difficulty urinating (dysuria), blood in the urine, cloudy urine, and eventually the complete inability to urinate (anuria)..