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Study tests faster cure for UTIs in dogs

January 06th, 2014

Anyone who has taken antibiotics knows that the longer the treatment time, the more likely a dose is missed. And as the symptoms disappear, so does the motivation to finish the entire vial of pills. Owners face the same challenges when treating their pets with antibiotics. While the typical antibiotic treatment time for women with urinary tract infections (UTIs) usually …

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WCVM researchers are testing whether a shorter course of antibiotics is just as effective in treating UTIs in dogs. Photo: Myrna MacDonald.