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Animals have a vital role to play in the general well being of people. However, owners of the visiting animals should undertake full and proper hygiene practices, e.g.:
1) The bedding for those animals should be regularly and properly cleaned,
2) The blanket in the back to the car should be treated the same way;
3) Brushes and the likes should be regularly cleaned.

This helps to protect humans from acquiring infections from animals. However, in the specific case of MRSA, it is more likely that humans might pass MRSA to the animals than vice versa – and older / sicker humans in a hospital or care home are more likely to be colonised by MRSA. If the animal is healthy, this remains unlikely to cause infection, but colonisation might be possible..

At the end of the day it is the choice of the pet carer to allow animals to enter premises where MRSA and other bacteria may be present.

All about infections

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Skin Infections & Pyoderma

1. How significant is infected dermatitis to the overall health of a dog? Superficial bacterial skin infections or pyoderma rarely cause significant illness. The clinical signs include itching, pustules, scaling [&hellip

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Viruses vs Bacteria

The differences between bacteria and viruses Author – Elaine Pendlebury BA BSc  BVetMed DMS MRCVS  Senior Veterinary Surgeon (Science & Welfare) PDSA Bacteria (singular is bacterium) are one celled living organisms [&hellip

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Spotting Infections

Infections can generally be treated successfully with a single course of antibiotics, which may come in the form of creams or ointments, injections, or tablets, and many infections will even [&hellip

How we have Helped

Mr Beebs had a torn ACL. I had heard that this new procedure called a TPLO would be a permanent solution to our problems. Expensive but nothing was too much [&hellip

Lor Fogler – Mr Beebs

Dowie was 8 years old when he contracted MRSA. He was admitted into the Veterinary Hospital due to a persistent problem with his ear. I’m not sure what you call [&hellip

Jane Bostock – Dowie

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