The dog’s urinary system

The dog’s urinary system The kidney consists of an outer cortex; the medulla, which is inside; and the renal pelvis, a collecting pocket that extends into the ureter. The same organs are responsible for creating and eliminating urine in dogs of either sex. In order, they are: the kidneys, from which two ureters lead to the bladder. A single tube,

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Blood Composition

Blood Composition Blood volume: 80-90 ml blood per kg live weight* (*Live weight = weight of the living animal) Red corpuscles: 5.5 to 8.5 x 106 per mm3 (= 5.5 to 8.5 million) Hemoglobin: 12 to 18 g per 100 ml Platelets: 2 to 500,000 per mm3 Hematocrit (%): 37-55 (volume of red corpuscles as a proportion of blood volume)

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