Antibiotic resistance is an emerging problem in dogs and cats, making it increasingly challenging to find effective antimicrobial drugs to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs). Antimicrobials also can cause side effects, adding to the out-of-pocket treatment cost for pet owners. Researchers will conduct a multicenter clinical trial comparing a novel biotherapeutic therapy with conventional antibiotic therapy in dogs with UTIs. If successful, this therapy may help decrease overall use of antimicrobials to treat UTIs in pets, reducing the risk for resistant bacterial strains.
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University of California/Davis
Jodi L. Westropp, DVM, PhD, DACVIM