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Cranberries in the Management of Urinary Tract Infections

CE Event Information

  • Description:
    Antimicrobial resistance is of increasing concern in both humans and animals. Dogs prone to recurrent urinary tract infections are sometimes prescribed chronic antibiotic therapy in an attempt to prevent relapses.

    Read more about recurrent UTI:

    Cranberry extract and cranberries have been shown to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI) in women. Until recently, the effects of cranberries in the management of dogs with UTI were unknown.

    In this Evidence Based Update we discuss findings of a recent study that examined the in vitro and in vivo effects of cranberry extract in association with UTI. Discussion includes:
    - Normal host defenses that prevent UTI
    - Why urinary tract infections develop
    - The constituents of cranberries and their benefits
    - The effects of cranberries on bacterial growth and adhesion of bacteria to cells
    - The efficacy of cranberries compared to antibiotics
    - The Specialist's Spin on the management of patients and use of cranberry extract in dogs with a history of recurrent UTI

    Running time: 18 mins

    Member Fee: $15.95; Free registration for new Members, Unlimited Plus members, and Evidence Based Update subscribers
  • Sponsor: VetVine Specialty Consulting Service
  • Presenter(s): Elisabeth Zenger, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
  • Fee (Basic Membership): $15.95

Featured Publications

The following journal articles or textbook chapters have been selected as Supplements to this event. You can elect to purchase them as part of a discounted seminar package fee.
Prepaid CE Subscribers will be assessed a supplement fee for articles purchased.

  • Nutritional Management of Lower Urinary Tract Disease

    Applied Veterinary Clinical Nutrition, First Edition, 2012, Chapter 16, pp 269-287; Authors: Joe Bartges, Claudia Kirk. LOGIN to Purchase - ...  more
  • Dietary Management of Urolithiasis in Cats and Dogs

    Canine and Feline Nutrition (3rd ed), 2011, pp 359-380. Author: Linda P Case, et al. LOGIN to Purchase - $7.95 for Members

- There is a growing demand for the use of integrative medicine in veterinary medicine.
- Evidence-based research using integrative medicine in veterinary patients with lower urinary tract diseases is scarce.
- Translational research with animal models of human lower urinary tract disease (LUTD) is an opportunity to expand our knowledge of etiopathogenesis and identifying complementary treatments.
- Translational evidence-based research is needed to accelerate the use of integrative health care in both human and veterinary medicine where there is a concern for antimicrobial resistance.

Urinary Tract Infections

- Cranberry (Vaccinium Macrocarpon)

- Mannose

- Probiotics

- Acupuncture


- D,L-Methionine

- Probiotics

- N-3 Fatty Acids in Urolithiasis and Urinary Tract Tumors


- Herbs and Urolithiasis


Current Therapeutic Strategy
Drugs Commonly Used in the Treatment of Feline Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Feline Conditions That Can Be Considered for Probiotic Supplementation
Stem Cells
Considerations Regarding Stem Cell Therapy in Cats

This package includes 2 publications: 1) Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapies for Inflammatory Bowel Disease - August's Consulta...  more