Urinary tract infection due to indwelling bladder catheters in dogs and cats.

@article{Barsanti1985UrinaryTI,
  title={Urinary tract infection due to indwelling bladder catheters in dogs and cats.},
  author={Jeanne A Barsanti and Julia T. Blue and John C. Edmunds},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={1985},
  volume={187 4},
  pages={384-8}
}
Urine samples were collected from 27 dogs and 4 cats with indwelling urinary catheters connected to a closed system. Twenty-one animals had sterile urine at the initiation of catheterization. Eleven of these 21 animals developed positive urine culture after 4 (mean) days (range 1 to 10 days) of catheterization. Infections persisted after catheter removal in 6 of 8 animals. The 10 animals that did not develop bacteriuria had a shorter duration of catheterization (3 days vs 12 days, mean… CONTINUE READING