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DENVER/September 28, 2022 – Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is recruiting canine patients for a clinical trial testing a three-day antibiotic treatment for urinary tract infections. The study is funded by Morris Animal Foundation.

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most commonly diagnosed infections in dogs. The current treatment for UTIs in dogs often is longer than the standard three-day treatment used for humans, and there are few studies available determining how long dogs with UTIs actually need to be treated.

Researchers in this study are conducting a randomized, placebo-controlled trial to determine if three days of the antibiotic amoxicillin is as effective as seven days for the treatment of UTIs in dogs. If confirmed to be effective, the new treatment course could improve antibiotic compliance, reduce the development of antibiotic-resistant UTIs, make treatment easier for owners and save money in prescription costs.

Veterinarians or pet owners can contact study sites directly to set up an appointment for their patients or pets. If you have questions about eligibility or the study in general, email Tufts University UTI Study.

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To learn more about this and other ongoing clinical trials funded by Morris Animal Foundation, visit Morris Animal Foundation Clinical Trials.

About Morris Animal Foundation

Founded in 1948, Morris Animal Foundation is one of the largest nonprofit animal health research organizations in the world, funding more than $149 million in nearly 3,000 critical studies across a broad range of species. Learn more at

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