Nephrology & Urology

Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infection in Dogs: Diagnosis and Treatment

Dennis J. Chew, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine)
College of Veterinary Medicine
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

PROCEEDINGS: NAVC Conference 2015

chapter-179 Urinary tract infection (UTI) exists when bacteria colonize portions of the urinary tract that are normally sterile (i.e., kidney, ureter, bladder, proximal urethra). Bacterial colonization may be superficial along the mucosa, or deeper within the mucosa or submucosa. UTI most commonly affects the bladder, although the urethra may also be involved. Ascent of bacteria is the most common origin of bacteria in UTI. Fecal flora from the patient contaminates...

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