UK Registered Charity 1122246 This website would not be possible without the kind help of Tony Martin of the “AV Martin Charitable Foundation”

Educating, supporting, pet carers and vets on the prevention and treatment of resistant bacteria

The Bella Moss Foundation is a charity which promotes prudent antimicrobial use and hygiene in human and veterinary medicine. It was set up in 2005 by Jill Moss, an actress, following the death of her dog, Bella, from a badly managed MRSA infection, and has developed into an international champion of good practice linking patients and veterinary clients with best practice resources and access to good advice.

We offer informed support on the management of resistant bacteria and the resulting infections for

· Pet and owners with resistant infections

· Vets and veterinary nurses

· Doctors, nurses and pharmacists

· Farmers and agriculture

Our aim is to save lives through education via leaflets, posters, videos, and other media which promotes the responsible use of antibiotics regarding the management of resistant bacteria. We do this by collaborating with the public and major veterinary and human health academic institutions, government departments and leading researchers around the world, many of which are part of the One Health Initiative.

All the Bella Moss Foundations resources are developed and produced by volunteers.

To read more about Bella’s story Bella & Jill’s story

 

Latest News

May 6, 2020

There is no proven risk of coronavirus transmission to you by your pet. Most risk comes from exposure to other people. Standard pet hygiene techniques are the best way to [&hellip

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March 26, 2020

CliniTech Medical have kindly donated hand sanitizer to the Bella Moss Foundation. We really appreciate their support during the covid-19 outbreak. &nbsp

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All about infections

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Symptoms

If you notice these symptoms report them to your vet immediately. You may be suspicious of a complex and/or resistant infection if you pet has: A wound that will not [&hellip

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MRSP

What are MRSP and Staphylococcus pseudintermedius? Staphylococcus pseudintermedius is a bacterium that is commonly found on the skin or in the nose or intestinal tract of 50% of more of [&hellip

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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

How we have Helped

Zack Weeks-Brown is yet another Samoyed who contracted nosocomial MRSA, at a university vet hospital in February 2006. Fortunately, his surgical site was not involved, and he suffered “only” a [&hellip

Jill Beth Brown – Zack

My dog Larry became infected with MRSA following cruciate ligament surgery (just like Bella did) I searched the website for information on pets and MRSA and found The Bella Moss [&hellip

Charlotte Hudley (Gloucestshire)

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"Bella’s death was the tip of the iceberg. I watched her suffer and die an unnecessary death, since I have worked tirelessly to help to reduce infection rates in animals. Every day MRSA and other serious infections affect the lives of hundreds of people and pets around the world. Bella has become a famous dog, leaving behind a legacy to other animals. Since Bella’s death we have helped save countless animals’ lives through early detection of MRSA and MRSP."
- Jill Moss

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