Friday, July 12, 2013

Veterinary Highlights: Effect Of Cranberry Extract On Myelopathy-Associated Urinary Tract Infections Study

Acute spinal cord injuries are a common problem in dogs, and cause paralysis of the hind legs and of the bladder.

In the period following a spinal cord injury, before the bladder regains normal function, dogs are predisposed to developing urinary tract infections.

There is evidence that cranberry extract can inhibit the development of urinary tract infections by reducing the ability of certain bacteria to stick to the bladder wall.

The goal of the NC State University study is to evaluate the effectiveness of cranberry extract supplementation in prevention of UTIs in dogs with spinal cord injuries.

If you're interested in enrolling your dog in the study, contact Kim Williams by email kimberly_williams@ncsu.edu or phone 919.513.7235

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Source article:
Neurology: Effect of Cranberry Extract
on Myelopathy-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

2 comments

  1. That is very interesting and I hope those smart humans are on to something!

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    1. Yes, it is. We were using cranberry extract for Jasmine too.

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