Bacterial urinary tract infections (UTIs) typically result from normal skin and GI tract flora ascending the urinary tract and overcoming the normal urinary tract defenses that prevent colonization. Bacterial UTI is the most common infectious disease of dogs, affecting 14% of all dogs during their lifetime. Although UTIs are uncommon in young cats, the incidence of UTI is much higher in older cats, which may be more susceptible to infection because of diminished host defenses secondary to aging or concomitant disease (such as diabetes mellitus, renal failure, or hyperthyroidism). Approximately two-thirds of those cats also have some degree of renal failure. Bacterial UTIs in ruminants are associated with catheterization or parturition in females and as both a cause and consequence of urolithiasis in males. In horses, UTIs are uncommon and typically associated with bladder paralysis, urolithiasis, or urethral damage. Unlike human patients, veterinary patients are often asymptomatic, and the UTI may be an incidental finding. Hello, I doubt that doxycycline will do anything to treat the infection since you are already taking the 100 mg prophylactic dose. For an infection the usual doxycycline dose is 100 mg every 12 hours the first day, then 100 mg per day for the 6 following days. It is best to go get a urine culture so the bacteria causing the problem can be identified. Usually, Septra or Bactrim DS (in the absense of culture and sensitivity results) will do a better job on the infection, if doxy has been used for prophylaxis. There can be other things that can cause urinary symptoms as well, including some foods and beverages that irritate the bladder. You will also find that a urine test at the doctor's office is much more sensitive, and checks for identity of the bacteria and can determine what antibiotic it will respond to.
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