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

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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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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