Joseph E. Rubin and Matthew C. Gaunt


Source: Can Vet J. 2011 Feb; 52(2): 162–164.


A 16-month-old neutered male pug dog was presented on emergency due to hematuria and pollakiuria of 2-days duration. A urinary tract infection caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP) was diagnosed, following culture and susceptibility testing. The isolated MRSP was susceptible to only tetracycline among commonly used antimicrobials. Treatment with doxycycline led to bacteriological cure and resolution of clinical signs. No presumptive risk factors for acquisition of MRSP were identified in this case indicating that the infection was community acquired.