New Canine UTI Therapy Could Reduce Risk of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers are evaluating a new therapy to treat dogs with clinical urinary tract infections (UTI) by comparing a biotherapeutic treatment with conventional antimicrobial therapy.
Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs
Most UTIs are successfully treated with commonly used drugs, dosages, and administration intervals, but proper understanding of the location of the UTI is crucial in successful treatment of these challenging infections, especially when they involve the kidneys and/or prostate.
For the past several years, scientists at Mars Petcare have been working on developing predictive diagnostic tools using its vast repository of anonymized pet medical records and machine learning. RenalTech, which can predict chronic kidney disease (CKD) in cats 2 years prior to the patient showing any signs or symptoms of the disease, is the first one to be released.
RenalTech: New Diagnostic Tool Can Predict CKD in Cats Two Years Before Onset
RenalTech’s algorithm relies on six feline health measurements — all collected during normal routine chemistry — to predict whether a cat will develop chronic kidney disease within two years.
Diagnosing and Managing Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease
Feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) is a general term used to describe conditions affecting the bladder or urethra of cats; it is not a syndrome or specific diagnosis. It has been reported that between 4.5% and 8% of cats presenting to veterinary practices or teaching hospitals have FLUTD.
Pandora Syndrome in Cats: Diagnosis and Treatment
Providing an environment that is compatible with cats’ behavioral needs often seems to mitigate the effects of at least some manifestations of Pandora syndrome in addition to promoting their general health and welfare.
Finding the Balance in Your Patients with Cardiovascular and Renal Disease
Cardiovascular and renal disease are commonly diagnosed in cats and dogs; incidence increases with patient age. Each condition is irreversible and progressive. These conditions are particularly challenging when they occur simultaneously; what is good for one system may be counterproductive for the other. In this article, we describe the physiologic interactions between these 2 systems, disease classifications, techniques for detecting one condition in the presence of the other, and strategies for managing patients with these co-existing conditions.
Ultrasonography of the Urinary Tract: Kidneys and Ureters
Welcome to our series of articles on small animal abdominal ultrasonography. The initial articles provided an overview of basic ultrasonography principles and a discussion about how to perform a systematic scan of the abdomen. The rest of the series discusses ultrasound evaluation of specific abdominal organs/systems. Read the other small animal abdominal ultrasonography articles published …
Urethral Incompetence in Dogs: Updates in Management
Urethral incompetence is the most common reason for urinary incontinence in the dog. Management of these patients can start out as …