Table 4

Characteristics of 1065 dogs presented for acute diarrhoea, suspected or confirmed urinary tract infections, respiratory tract infections or wound infections to university hospitals or private practices

ParameterAcute diarrhoeaUrinary tract infectionsRespiratory tract infectionsWound infections
University hospitalsPrivate practicesP value*University hospitalsPrivate practicesP value*University hospitalsPrivate practicesP value*Private practices
Total16520670175108166175
Sex0.40.20.3
Female, n (%)74 (45)99 (48)39 (56)112 (64)56 (52)73 (44)91 (52)
Male, n (%)91 (55)102 (50)31 (44)61 (35)52 (48)91 (55)81 (46)
Unknown, n (%)05 (2)02 (1)02 (1)3 (2)
Age (years), median (IQR)5 (2–8)6 (1–9)0.510 (6–12)8 (3.3–10.8)0.026 (2–11)7 (2–11)096 (3–9.5)
Weight (kg), median (IQR)10 (8–13)13 (10–17)0.0318 (13–23)21 (16–25)<0.00114 (9–19)11 (9–17)0.821 (11–28)
Breed0.20.60.07
Purebred, n (%)140 (85)165 (80)58 (83)136 (76)93 (86)133 (80)133 (76)
Mixed breed, n (%)22 (13)38 (18)12 (17)35 (20)11 (10)31 (19)40 (23)
Unknown, n (%)3 (2)3 (2)04 (3)4 (4)2 (1)2 (1)
  • *Statistically significant P values after Bonferroni correction (P<0.02) are written in bold characters.