Research Regarding the High Doses of Non-Ionic Contrast Substances in Cat Urography

Radu LĂCĂTUŞ, Ionel PAPUC, Robert Cristian PURDOIU, Alexandra Nicoleta PĂVĂLOIU


Given the complexity and high frequency appearance of urinary disorders in cats, the aim of this paper was to establish the toxic dose of nonionic contrast agents in cat urography, following the administration of three times the normal dose. The study showed slight changes of the biochemical and hematological parameters and the life of the patient was never in peril. It was necessary to use non-ionic contrast agents, precisely because they reduce the harmfulness of these substances to the body, in comparison with ionic substances which are fatal to cats.

Full Text:



University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
3-5 Manastur St., 400372 Cluj-Napoca
Tel: +40-264-596.384 | Fax: +40-264-593.792