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This Extract Rivals Antibiotics in Preventing Urinary Tract Infections

Studies looking at this common cause of bacterial urinary tract infections found a botanical that may be just as effective as antimicrobials in preventing UTIs, but without their side effects. Why antibiotics aren't always the best course of action for this common condition.

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  • Bacterial urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in dogs, and E. coli is the culprit in about half of all canine UTIs
  • One of the dangers of chronic UTIs is reliance on antibiotics to clear the infection; antibiotics carry side effects and antibiotic resistance is a problem in both human and veterinary medicine
  • A recent study revealed that cranberry extract may be as effective as antimicrobials in preventing UTIs — without the side effects
  • Preventing problems with your dog’s urinary tract starts with keeping his or her urine pH between 6 and 6.5
  • The majority of dogs with recurring UTIs require a change to a meat-based diet that is low-carb and starch-free

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