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

Antibiotics are, of course, used in other animals and The Bella Moss Foundation works with its education partner the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) Alliance so that we can learn from the best practices we are both developing.

If you would like to know more about RUMA and the use of antibiotics in livestock please use the following links:

RUMA
www.ruma.org.uk

Farm Antibiotics
www.farmantibiotics.org

 

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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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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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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

How we have Helped

Our 8 year oild cocker spaniel Jasper has never had anything wrong with him.  However, this March he developed sore and broken skin inbetween his paw pads and became quite [&hellip

Ruth – Jasper

I was truly devastated and lost hearing the diagnosis of MRSA. I thought my dog’s life was over. The MRSA was on my dog’s nose and diagnosed with a punch [&hellip

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"Antimicrobial resistance is an important issue for all of us and our pets. Resistant bacteria are more difficult to treat and do not respect species or international boundaries. So it is important that all interested parties work together to minimise the growth and spread of antimicrobial resistance.

The Bella Moss Foundation provides a vital link with pet owners and the veterinary profession and RUMA are glad to collaborate on educational projects"
- John Fitzgerald Director Responsible use of Antibiotics – RUMA

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