How MiDOG Saves Pets’ Lives

MiDOG significantly shortens the time that your patient is suffering from infections and aids effective antibiotic stewardship.

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MiDOG® discovered the culprit that culture testing missed!

Terry and Chloe. Colorado Springs, CO

The MiDOG® All-in-One test discovered the true culprit that culture testing missed!

After the microbial analysis and treatment of Chloe’s skin condition, she is a healthy happy dog now! Her life was saved by the MiDOG® microbial analysis!

My granddaughter is eternally grateful to MiDOG® for giving her many new happy days with her “buddy” Chloe. Just look at her smile!

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Heidi’s bilateral total ear canal ablation was avoided because of the MiDOG® Test!

Heidi and her mom. Orange, CA

Culture testing pointed to a S. pseudintermedius infection, but Heidi’s ears were overgrown with the fungus M. pachydermatis!

Heidi, a 13-year-old dachshund lady, was suffering from chronic ear infections so severe that her ears were shut. She was on Simplicef® because culture testing showed a S. pseudintermedius infection. However, her condition did not improve.

Her primary vet sent her to Dr. Kavanagh, who performed the MiDOG® Test on Heidi’s ears. It showed 85% of microbes in Heidi’s ears was actually M. pachydermatis. She was treated with an antifungal medication Instead of antibiotics and her infection cleared.

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Daisy’s chronic urinary tract infection was finally cleared!

Daisy. Tustin, CA

Culture testing pointed to a S. pseudintermedius “only” infection, but missed E. faecalis that was resistant to her prescribed antibiotic.

Daisy, a 5 year old mixed breed, spayed female dog, was suffering from on-and-off urinary tract infections since 6/2016.

Over the years she had 8 periods of urinary tract infections that never fully resolved. MiDOG discovered that an intrinsic resistance of E. faecalis in her urine was causing her recurring infection.

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MiDOG® verified C. perfringens caused Buddy’s diarrhea.

Buddy. Newport Beach, CA

MiDOG® confirmed Buddy’s C. perfringens infection and pointed out unusual Fusobacterium amount.

The majority of dogs harbor C. perfringens in low numbers as part of their fecal microbes, even in the absence of disease. In Buddy’s case though, he was suffering from diarrhea and C. perfringens represented 40% of all the bacteria in his feces.

​The MiDOG® test gave Buddy’s vet the valuable additional information that there was also an unusual high amount of Fusobacterium present in his feces to guide her selection of the most appropriate antibiotic treatment.

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The MiDOG® test detected the first case of Burkholderia gladioli in a dog.

Cooper – Tustin, CA

Cooper’s non-healing wound mystery was solved with the MiDOG test! Cooper, a 7.8 year old Golden Retriever, was suffering from a non-healing wound on his left front paw. Previously, Cooper was treated for IMHA (immune mediated hemolytic anemia) with clindamycin for 2 weeks but there was no response. Dr. Rosenkrantz from the Animal Dermatology Group Tustin CA wanted the best for this good boy and was determined to get to the bottom of the mystery.

The MiDOG All-in-One Test discovered Burkholderia gladioli, a very rare pathogen, deep in the tissue of Cooper’s left front paw. Based on this diagnosis, his veterinarian was able to adjust his medication and decided the best treatment would be a Marbofloxacin treatment for a 6-week therapy. After the treatment, all of Cooper’s skin lesions were completely resolved and he is back to being his happy self!

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The MiDOG® test identified a co-infection culture testing missed!

Marc and Bubu. Tustin, CA

BuBu had lesions on his paws that bled periodically. He saw his vet regularly, but the prescribed treatments, including antibiotics and antihistamines, weren’t working. After running the MiDOG® test, it became evident that BuBu had a major infection comprised of both Staphylococcus and Streptococcus. 

After treating with an appropriate regimen of topical antibiotics, BuBu made a complete recovery and the hair on his paws grew back. The test really gave an accurate glimpse of what caused his infection.

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MiDOG swab of his rostral sinuses revealed an unusual (for rabbits) infection

Bailey

Bailey had approximately 4-years-long history of sneezing fits, not diagnosed on several cultures, also had CT, multiple courses of antibiotics. The MiDOG swab of his rostral sinuses revealed an unusual (for rabbits) infection that did not grow on culture submitted at the same time. Appropriate treatment resolved his chronic sneezing.
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Dr. Joya Griffin, DVM, DACVD, from Animal Dermatology Group in Louisville

This kitty has the sweetest family who desperately wanted him better and quickly due to new additions being added to the family. He was diagnosed with mycobacteria and has been treated based on DNA sequencing with @midogtest

Thankfully in just one month he’s already feeling and looking so much better.

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Azriel Collister, the breeding Colombian Boa who overcame a challenging health hurdle

Azriel Collister. Westminster, CO

Azriel was struggling with granulomatous lesions in her mouth, making eating very difficult. Despite previous treatments by her referring veterinarian with amikacin and ceftaz, the issue persisted for a month. Nidovirus tests came back negative, leaving us searching for answers. With insights from the MiDOG All-in-One Test, Dr. Nicolle Tofani Lofgren (Mountain West Veterinary Specialists) made a crucial switch in treatment to azithromycin and metronidazole. Over the course of three weeks, Azriel showed remarkable improvement and finally found relief from her discomfort. It’s worth noting that she was also diagnosed as IBD positive and gravid, factors that likely contributed to her immune suppression and susceptibility to infection.

Azriel’s journey is a testament to the power of advanced diagnostics and tailored treatments. We’re thrilled to have played a part in her recovery and look forward to seeing her thrive!

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Blish Bean: A Tale of Triumph

Blish Bean

Dr. Lofgren’s expertise was pivotal in Blish Bean’s journey to recovery. Initially treating him with sulfatrim and metronidazole, she swiftly transitioned to a targeted regimen of penicillin G and itraconazole based on the diagnostic results from MiDOG. Despite challenges like an exposed lung and liver lobe, Dr. Lofgren’s precise adjustments to treatment, guided by diagnostics, led to Blish Bean’s full recovery within two months. This case underscores the importance of tailored diagnostics and clinical expertise in veterinary care.

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A 29-year-old cockatiel

Maddy

Maddy, a 29-year-old cockatiel, has faced significant health challenges. She was diagnosed with severe, unresolving rhinitis, which greatly affected her quality of life. After several failed treatments, a midog test identified the culprit: a multi-drug resistant strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

A three-week course of ceftazidime brought remarkable improvement in Maddy’s condition. To manage her chronic symptoms and prevent resistance, she now receives ceftazidime nebulization and undergoes regular midog tests every six months.

Thanks to her dedicated veterinary care by Dr. Lofgren, Maddy’s breathing has eased, and her vibrant personality has returned. Maddy Johnston’s journey highlights the power of personalized treatment and the resilience of a beloved pet, living her best life despite her health challenges.

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Validated by Veterinarians

“Clients expect their veterinarians to stay up to date on all matters that affect the health and well being of their non-human family members. The current technique that we have used to determine the presence and antibiotic sensitivity of organisms causing disease in our pets is over a century old.

With the emergence of dangerous antibacterial resistance, it is critical that veterinarians are able to offer laser focused diagnostics and treatment. MiDog enables us to offer care that exceeds the typical standard of care.”

Bernadine Cruz, DVM, Laguna Hills Animal Hospital Laguna Woods, CA

“I love the absolute abundance and comparing the fungal with bacterial infection. I do not worry as much about getting a false negative urinary infection reading as I do with traditional urine cultures. Several times the same urine would culture negative but MiDOG would detect pathogens.”

Michael Morgan, DVMQuail Animal Hospital, Tustin, CA

“The MiDOG All-in-One Test is amazing, I would use it instead of culture and sensitivity.  Such rapid and detailed results, I will reach for MiDOG before culture next time!

Thank you very much MiDOG, for sharing the opportunity to try your technology.”

Martha Smith-Blackmore, DVM, President of Forensic Veterinary Investigations, LLC – Boston, MA

The MiDOG All-in-One Microbial Test is our new gold standard of pathogen identification. The results are so accurate and valuable – especially with assessing both bacterial and fungal infections with the same sample.

Thank you MiDOG!”

Kathy Wentworth, DVM, Diplomate ABVP Canine and Feline Practice – PetPoint Medical Center, Irvine, CA

“The MiDOG staff was extremely helpful and supportive.”

Cathy Curtis, DVM – London, UK

“I have had great results using the MiDOG® Test. Compared to traditional culture tests, I am better able to target the treatment for dogs because the MiDOG® Test is so sensitive that it identifies all pathogens including bacteria and fungi, as well as antibiotic sensitivity.

The cost and turnaround time are about the same as a culture test, but I get much more data. The test has great performance and I believe the NGS technology will be a game changer for veterinarians treating dogs with lesions or other infections.”

Michael Kavanagh, DVM, Practice owner – Saddleback Animal Hospital, Tustin, CA

“It’s helpful to have an NGS spectrum because it gives you a broader insight of what’s happening and what might be going on.”

Richard Harvey BVSc DVD DipECVD PhD FRSB FRCVS – European Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology – Head of Dermatology, Willows Veterinary Centre & Referral Service – Solihull, England UK

“I have been using MiDog for over 4 years now and exclusively as my test of choice for all cultures for 3 years.  It is so great to submit a culture and feel confident there will be a result when it comes back, especially for urine cultures.  The reports were intimidating at first because they contain so much information.  After the first few, I am now quickly able to glance over it and pick out the highlights.  I can then come back later and pour over all the details.  I have been extremely pleased with my patients’ results using the test as well.  I don’t envision ever going back to traditional culture and susceptibilities again.”

Brian M. Urmson, DVM, Columbiana Veterinary Associates

“As an exotic veterinarian, there are numerous tests we have to consider to check specific bacterial and fungal organisms based on the species. MiDOG eliminates the need for many of these separate samples and provides definitive results quickly to help us treat our patients more efficiently and effectively. The lab is wonderful to work with and has never rejected our samples- they even processed a lizard toe we amputated and determined the cause of skin infection.”

Dr. Melissa Giese, Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital

“MiDOG’s diagnostic approach offers the unique ability to identify pathogens that evade traditional culture and sensitivity testing. I have found that adding a molecular based testing approach in the form of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) from MiDOG to my routine diagnostic cultures can be extremely helpful in the identification and diagnosis of uncommon pathogens in veterinary medicine.”

Dr. Wayne Rosenkrantz, Animal Dermatology Clinic – Tustin

“She [Dr. Krumbeck] really did a great job of making complicated concepts accessible and demonstrating the value of your services. I’m really looking forward to working with MiDOG on my research project!”

Dr. Yaicha Peters, Animal Dermatology Clinic – San Diego

“As a proud collaborator with MiDOG, I deeply appreciate their dedication to fostering partnerships between industry and veterinary experts. Their commitment to enhancing diagnostic quality for veterinarians is commendable. In my experience, their support has been invaluable, earning them a ‘Double A+, Triple Star’ rating. Their assistance has been faultless, contributing significantly to the success of my projects and studies. I eagerly anticipate our continued collaboration.”

Dr. Richard Harvey, BVSc DVD DipECVD PhD FRSB FRCVS; European Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology

“We’re seeing that, if we prescribe too many antibiotics or they’re taken too frequently, animals are developing inappropriate or pathogenic strains of bacteria. We’re also seeing that our antibiotics are just not working against them anymore… It’s a good example of why we need better diagnostic testing, like MiDOG, so that we’re selecting the correct antibiotic every time our patients have an infection.”

Dr. Alissa Rexo, DVM, CVA, DACVD, Mid-Atlantic Veterinary Dermatology

“The NGS technique as offered by MiDOG is wonderful because pathogens like Melissococcus plutonius, for example, are difficult to grow and keep alive in the laboratory. A standard laboratory cannot truly examine or even properly diagnose this pathogen in bee hives at this time. But with NGS, we can reliably diagnose it.”

Dr. Joerg Mayer, Entomologist and Microbiologist at the University of Georgia

“For me, as a clinician and as a researcher, I see the immense value in the product [the All-in-One Test]. I have had great success using MiDOG clinically, including identifying Mycoplasma in a 24 year old pigeon, a Nannizziopsis spp in a ball python from a large pet distributor, Mycoplasma and Fusobacterium necrophorum co-infection in a peacock, and to identify an abnormal gut GI in a technician’s dog that tested negative for everything else (but we were able to establish what was abnormal, and work toward fixing it).”

Dr. Jeremy Rayl – Veterinarian, Block House Creek Animal Hospital, Cedar Park, Texas