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For information about the foundation, please take a look in media archive, or read Bella’s Story

We ask you to contact us first before using these images, and to acknowledge their source as to help us raise awareness. Bear in mind alarmist articles are not helping our cause and we do not believe in causing panic amongst the nation that pets give humans MRSA, when in fact it is the other way around.

For news, images and interviews from our press office, contact BMF media adviser Emma Cooper on 07787512427

For media interviews with BMF President Jill Moss
Contact 07860 879079 or email info@thebellamossfoundation.com

Jill can put you in touch with owners who are willing to have their story covered in the press. We have great stories of how animals have recovered from near death, and sadly some animals have died.

For data analysis of resistant infections in pets please contact Idexx Lab

All about infections

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Bugs Explained

Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is only one of a number of bacteria that can be resistant to lots of different antibiotics. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a relatively common finding in long-standing [&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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Testing for MRSA

How do we test for MRSA? The only way to identify MRSA is to take a sample and analyse it in a laboratory. A culture can identify the bacteria and [&hellip

How we have Helped

We adopted Bear, a five year old Shih Tzu in March of 2006. In January 2008 I felt what seemed to be a cyst below his shoulder, and the vet [&hellip

Fritzie Maddock – Bear

Loki got a resistant pseudomonas infection during surgery, which was worse than MRSP. He had a fever and was crying in pain. Bumps on his incision reappeared after the second [&hellip

Loki

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