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    How about an e coli bladder and UTI infection? We have three Maltese. Two were on Wilderness Adult Healthy Weight Turkey & Chicken Grill, and they both have e coli bladder and UTI infections. Our third dog was not on this food, and is healthy. If you suspect this in your dog, you will need to submit a urine specimen for a lab to grow a culture. We knew that one dog had something amiss for six months, but nothing showed up in any of the three different routine urinalysis we had submitted. A veterinary physical therapist suggested that we request that the vet submit a specimen for a culture, and her e coli count came back off the chart.

    After 10 days of Clavamox for one of the dogs, we submitted another specimen for culturing. Apparently, this particular strain of e coli is Clavamox resistant, so we are starting another antibiotic today. The other dog will be retested in three more days, and should be fine as her strain is different than the first dog.

    So if your pup develops an “accident” problem and you are using this product, you may want to go the full diagnostic route and have a culture done along with the routine urinalysis.

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