Clinical Studies & Research at Friendship Hospital for Animals
August 9th, 2017 – Subclinical Bacteriuria in Dogs with CKD
Friendship Internal Medicine is now recruiting patients for a fully funded clinical study of Subclinical Bacteriuria in Dogs with CKD.
Veterinary infectious disease experts have recommended that these dogs do not require therapy. However, diseases like chronic kidney disease (CKD) may increase the risk of ascending urinary tract infection. Currently, data isn’t available to help guide treatment recommendations. Our goal is to change that. We are looking to enroll dogs with CKD and a positive urine culture, who lack clinical signs of lower or upper urinary tract infection.
- Exam by internal medicine specialist
- Recheck urine culture to confirm bacteriuria
- Complete blood count
- Biochemical panel
- Urine protein:creatinine ratio
- Urinary tract ultrasound
- Analysis of serum and urinary renal injury biomarkers