G. V. Ling Urinary Stone Analysis Laboratory

Uncomplicated Lower Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs

Purpose of Study

The objective of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of an alternative antibiotic treatment protocol for uncomplicated lower urinary tract (bladder) infection in dogs.

Background

A bacterial Infection in the lower urinary tract involves the bladder and urethra, which most often is resolved by administering antibiotics. Veterinarians are increasingly interested in dosing programs that reduce the time that animals and bacteria are exposed to antibiotics in order to minimize the risk of resistance development.

If the alternative antibiotic protocol is equally effective to a standard antibiotic administration, this could provide an option to the typical treatment of bladder infections. The alternative antibiotic administration schedule has the potential to limit the emergence of resistant organisms and to increase owner ease in the treatment of bladder infections

“Finders Fee”

For local veterinarians: To compensate for your time and loss of revenue at your practice, we would like to offer a “Finders fee” of $100 for every patient that is referred An additional fee of $100.00 will be sent to you if the urine culture is positive. Click here for more info (pdf).

For complete details regarding this study including inclusion and exclusion criteria, please click here (pdf)