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canaille's boyfriend is currently on antibiotics for a UTI. i know the symptoms and the treatment but i could not find what causes UTI. anyone knows?
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Originally posted by suzanne@Jun 4 2005, 10:12 AM
canaille's boyfriend is currently on antibiotics for a UTI. i know the symptoms and the treatment but i could not find what causes UTI. anyone knows?
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Is this a human or a maltese? Sorry, I am confused. Either way, it is generally caused by a bacteria (such as E coli). If its a human male, he may have anatomical predisposition as males normally do not get UTIs.
 

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lol... canaille's boyfriend is a maltese. sorry about the confusion.
i read about the bacteria but where does this bacteria come from? how is it actually transmitted to the dogs?
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There are a number of things that can cause the infection --
1. Urine pooling around the vulva or prepuce
2. Bladder stones
3. The bladder not being emptied long enough (urine sits there for a long time)
4. Kidney disease predisposes pets to UTIs
5. Immune compromise predisposes pets to UTIs
6. Puppies commonly gets UTIs from not cleaning themselves well, pooling urine, just being a normal puppy thing.
7. In males normal prepucial discharge can have bacteria in it that can travel up the urethra, especially if they have a lot of discharge.

For a dog to get a single UTI is not a major concern unless there are other changes on the urinalysis that make the vet worry about kidney problems, stones, etc.
 

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Originally posted by JMM@Jun 4 2005, 02:59 PM
There are a number of things that can cause the infection --
1. Urine pooling around the vulva or prepuce
2. Bladder stones
3. The bladder not being emptied long enough (urine sits there for a long time)
4. Kidney disease predisposes pets to UTIs
5. Immune compromise predisposes pets to UTIs
6. Puppies commonly gets UTIs from not cleaning themselves well, pooling urine, just being a normal puppy thing.
7. In males normal prepucial discharge can have bacteria in it that can travel up the urethra, especially if they have a lot of discharge.

For a dog to get a single UTI is not a major concern unless there are other changes on the urinalysis that make the vet worry about kidney problems, stones, etc.
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What are the symtoms please. Just curious
 
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