Urinary tract infections caused by Candida in dogs and cats | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts


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By VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts, Dr. Justine Lee, DACVECC, DABT, and Dr. Garret Pachinger. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
In this VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, we review urinary tract infections (UTIs) caused by Candida in dogs and cats. You may recall that Candida species are fungal organisms that form either small yeasts or pseudohyphae (Pappas). While typically considered a commensal organism, Candida can cause disease when normal host defenses fail. Have any of you ever received that surprise urinalysis report with yeast organisms identified? This VETgirl certainly has, and it always causes just a bit of a head scratch! Why did my patient get a yeast UTI? Is this a sign of something more serious? Do I approach this differently than bacterial UTIs? Well, Reagan et al wanted to evaluate this in a study entitled Risk factors for Candida urinary tract infections in dogs and cats.

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