August 15, 2011


 Guidelines address antimicrobials for urinary tract disease

Posted July 27, 2011

Antimicrobial Use Guidelines for Treatment of Urinary Tract Disease in Dogs and Cats are now available in the journal Veterinary Medicine International.

"Urinary tract disease is commonly encountered in dogs and cats and accounts for significant use (and presumably also overuse and misuse) of antimicrobials," according to the introduction to the document, which comes from the Antimicrobial Guidelines Working Group of the International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases.

The guidelines start by covering single, uncomplicated urinary tract infections and complicated urinary tract infections. Subsequent sections cover subclinical bacteriuria, urinary catheters, and animals with a urinary catheter and signs of a UTI. Additional sections cover upper urinary tract infections and multidrug-resistant infections.

The document is available at