International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID) guidelines for the diagnosis and management of bacterial urinary tract infections in dogs and cats

J. Scott Weese, Joseph Blondeau, Dawn Boothe, Luca G. Guardabassi, Nigel Gumley, Mark Papich, Lisbeth Rem Jessen, Michael Lappin, Shelley Rankin, Joellen L Westropp, Jane E Sykes

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Urinary tract disease is a common clinical presentation in dogs and cats, and a common reason for antimicrobial prescription. This document is a revision and expansion on the 2011 Antimicrobial Use Guidelines for Treatment of Urinary Tract Disease in Dogs and Cats, providing recommendations for diagnosis and management of sporadic bacterial cystitis, recurrent bacterial cystitis, pyelonephritis, bacterial prostatitis, and subclinical bacteriuria. Issues pertaining to urinary catheters, medical dissolution of uroliths and prophylaxis for urological procedures are also addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-25
Number of pages18
JournalVeterinary Journal
StatePublished - May 1 2019



  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Antimicrobials
  • Cystitis
  • Prostatitis
  • Pyelonephritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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