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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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How Bacteria are Spread

Humans and animals all carry their own specialised colonies of bacteria. These are generally harmless in the normal course of events and serve to prevent the growth of alien bacteria [&hellip

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MRSA in Pigs

In spite of worrying reports of the spread of MRSA ST398 in pigs in Europe and N. America, in two recent, major EU surveys (EFSA 2009, 2010) the UK pig industry was [&hellip

How we have Helped

Sally is the most beautiful, kind, intelligent and loving dog that you could ever wish to meet, truly exceptional. Sally had an operation at the start of September 2007 to [&hellip

Fiona Martin – Sally

We have a very special and sweet golden retriever male dog named Bud. Bud is the only puppy that I have not rescued but picked out of a litter. Actually [&hellip

Gary and Angel – Bud

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