Understanding Kidney Infections in Dogs: The Causes, Symptoms, and How to Prevent

What is a kidney infection in dogs, and how is it diagnosed?

What causes kidney infections in dogs?

  • Escherichia coli (E. coli)
  • Klebsiella pneumonia (Pneumocystis carinii)
  • Enterococci and Staphylococcus aureus (Staph)
  • Other species of bacteria can also cause kidney infections in dogs, such as Bacillus cereus and Clostridium perfringens. These bacteria are not as common, but they can also cause serious illness if left untreated or if they spread to other parts of your dog’s body.

Eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water

Infection from another animal such as a cat or dog

Bladder stones or urinary tract stones



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