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Urinary tract infections arise when bacteria start to overcome your dog's immune system. The bacteria would infiltrate the dog's body through the food they eat and the water they drink. The bacteria present in contaminated foods are transmitted through the lymphatic system and the blood. This is the reason why there were traces of escherichia coli in the dog's bladder. Such bacteria, if not flushed out, would cause further infections in the dog's urinary tract. However, escherichia coli is not the only type of bacteria that can cause UTI in dogs. Other bacteria such as esterococcus, coagulase positive straphylococcus, proteus mirabilis, klebsiella, and pseudomonas are also common culprits of UTI in dogs.
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