MRSA infection in pets and animals forum

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MRSA, hUMAN & CANINE INFECTION, SAME HOUSEHOLD
Posted by REBECCA GREEN IP Address 67.168.246.206
Last Reply September 30, 2008 at 18:46
Started    April 9, 2006 at 07:06
MY YOUNG CHILD HAS JUST BEEN RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL WITH AN MRSA STAPH INFECTION, WHICH WAS SERIOUS ENOUGH TO WARRANT SURGERY. I MYSELF HAD A SIMILAR INFECTION A FEW WEEKS AGO, AS WELL AS MY HUSBAND. WE ARE ALL IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH ONE ANOTHER, AND ARE AFFECTIONATE TOWARDS OUR SWEET PITBULL, DAISY.

I AM BEGINNING TO WONDER IF SHE MAY BE A CARRIER OF THE STAPH INFECTION THAT HAS BEEN COMING IN AND OUT OF OUR LIVES FOR A YEAR. SHE WAS ILL AND VOMITING ONCE LAST YEAR AND REQUIRED IV FLUIDS. SHE LICKS HER PAWS QITE A BIT AND A COUPLE OF ODD LOOKING CALICE LIKE BUMPS HAVE APPEARED ON HER FRONT LEGS.

WHAT ARE THE INITIAL SYMPTOMS IN CANINES INFECTED WITH A HUMAN STRAIN OF STAPH?

SHOULD WE BE TREATING OUR DOG AS WELL AS OURSELVES?

HOW EASILY CAN A VET DIAGNOSE MRSA IN DOGS?

PLEASE HELP. WE ARE VERY CONFUSED.

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persistent MRSA infectio in paw
Posted by Estelle IP Address 205.188.117.80
Last Reply September 29, 2008 at 18:22
Started    July 26, 2008 at 03:31
y dog has been fighting MRSA in her paw for months to no avail. We have used several antibiotics but cannot use those recommended by the cultures since she is at risk for liver and kidney damage. Now the dermatologist wants to try Zyvox. I anm afraid of this drug. Has anyone used it ?

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KC, Crufts, RSPCA, News Flash
Posted by Denis Carthy IP Address 86.144.36.87
Last Reply September 15, 2008 at 13:06
Started    September 15, 2008 at 13:06
RSPCA pull out of Crufts, it seems the hidden agendas used by the KC publicity machine, including on this site, have lost all credibility due the damage generated by KC and its equally corrupt puppets & cohorts

http://www.dogmagazine.net/archives/790/breaking-news-rspca-pulls-out-of-crufts/


Petition To Gordon Brown To Ban Non Health Tested Pedigree Dogs.
http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/ReformtheKC/

Denis Carthy Youtube channel
http://uk.youtube.com/user/edogsuk


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Post op MRSA
Posted by Stephanie IP Address 82.3.152.246
Last Reply September 14, 2008 at 04:28
Started    June 5, 2007 at 23:39
My GSD had TPLO surgery at a specialist for a ruptured cruciate ligament on 23 May.On 29 May I took her to my own vet because I was concerned that the wound looked slightly weepy, they said it was ok but extended her course of synolux. On 31 May she was unable to use her leg and it very quickly became swollen and red, she also had a rash on her stomach. She went back to the specialist and has been there since. She is on IV antibiotics and has a drain in her leg. The result of her cultures came back today and she has MRSA, her kidneus are also not working as well as they should because of the antibiotics. We have not been allowed to visit her and still don't know when she can come home. Does anyone have any experience of post op MRSA, how long is it likely to be before the infection is gone and she can come home. Also is it possible the she could contract MRSA again when she comes out? Many thanks

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Petion Please Sign
Posted by Against Animal Testing IP Address 86.144.39.158
Last Reply September 14, 2008 at 03:25
Started    August 30, 2008 at 19:04
Say No to Animal Testing - Join the new Boycott of Herbal Essences on sale with no recognised tests, petition http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hurtful-Essences/16791664825?ref=s .


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Chemicals in dog food
Posted by unicorn IP Address 82.0.187.240
Last Reply August 31, 2008 at 17:40
Started    August 31, 2008 at 17:40
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/chemicals-in-pet-food-can-lead-to-bad-behaviour-says-top-vet-913907.html
Independent.co.uk
Chemicals in pet food can lead to bad behaviour, says top vet
Campaigners warn dog and cat owners of the health risks caused by additives in major brands

By Jonathan Owen
Sunday, 31 August 2008


Millions of animal lovers are putting the health of their pets at risk by feeding them brand pet foods that are packed with additives and chemicals, according to a new campaign that will be launched tomorrow.


Spearheaded by TV vet Joe Inglis, the Campaign for Real Pet Food will warn that the increasingly common behavioural issues in children, associated with some food additives, are also a problem with family pets.

Food allergies and intolerances are being cited as causes of bad behaviour... read more

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sudden lump dogs throat area
Posted by Lisa IP Address 24.209.15.227
Last Reply August 24, 2008 at 13:44
Started    August 20, 2008 at 19:13
it's bloody and ugly. It happened within a matter of hours. What could cause that to happen so quickly? I'm scared and she has anxiety at the vets office so i hate to put her thru that trauma too. Any suggestions would be helpful.

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$50 MILLION LAWSUIT AGAINST ROYAL CANIN OVER
Posted by Sheena IP Address 195.93.21.138
Last Reply August 14, 2008 at 10:22
Started    March 21, 2007 at 12:50
$50M lawsuit filed against pet food company
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 | 7:22 PM ET
CBC News
Another big pet-food manufacturer is accused of selling tainted food in Canada that has allegedly killed some animals and made others sick, CBC News has learned.

A $50-million class-action lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Toronto against Royal Canin a multibillion-dollar French company that supplies the Canadian pet-food market.

The lawsuit seeks compensation for anyone who has purchased Royal Canin
dog or cat food since Aug. 1, 2004.

The lawsuit has yet to be certified. None of the claims have been proven in court.

News of the lawsuit follows a North America-wide recall issued Friday by Ontario-based Menu Foods, and involving 91 different kinds of dog and cat food, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration received complaints the food was causing kidney failure in animals.

Toronto lawyer Joel Rochon told CBC News on Tuesday that the class-action lawsuit is ba... read more

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Post Operative Analgesia
Posted by Bear
Last Reply August 8, 2008 at 17:13
Started    April 29, 2005 at 11:28
I would like to ask VN's and VS's whether they feel this issue is properly addressed...
And clients too, did your animal receive enough pain relief ?
Both, if possible, state which treatment was prescribed...
Thank You

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no need to get your prescription from a vet!!
Posted by aqua
Last Reply July 29, 2008 at 11:07
Started    September 14, 2005 at 20:36
I have recently heard that so it will be ok to collect your pets prescriptions from other sources such as the chemist, internet, etc.
This means we can start shopping around and see where's cheapest to buy our repeat prescriptions. The vet will write you out a prescription and off you can go and purchase it.

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world animal day you can get involved
Posted by BMF IP Address 86.137.2.32
Last Reply July 9, 2008 at 16:03
Started    July 9, 2008 at 16:03
WORLD ANIMAL DAY
14 Hewlett Road, Cheltenham,

Gloucestershire GL52 6AA

Telephone: 01242 252871

Email: info@worldanimalday.org.uk

Website: www.worldanimalday.org.uk


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can animals catch M.R.S.A
Posted by jade leonard IP Address 81.99.179.54
Last Reply July 6, 2008 at 18:19
Started    July 4, 2008 at 19:56
I KNOW SOMEONE WHO HAS M.R.S.A AND IS AROUND MY HORSES CAN HORSES CATCH IT?

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walk for wolves
Posted by Jill Moss IP Address 86.139.191.2
Last Reply July 3, 2008 at 10:18
Started    July 3, 2008 at 10:18
I am a supporter of the UK Wolf Conservation Trust in the UK and on 7th Septemeber 2008 Born Free are organising a sponsered walk for wolves and are asking pet owners to come and bring their dogs to walk for wolves (not WITH WOLVES)

For more information contact Born Free
www.bornfree.org.uk 01403 240170

It will be a great day out for you and your pet and for a very special cause to help protect endangered wolves in the wild get in touch with Born Free for a form

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The Cold Wet Nose Day
Posted by BMF IP Address 86.136.129.35
Last Reply July 2, 2008 at 16:09
Started    April 1, 2008 at 11:25
Saturday 12th July Losely Park near Guildford Surrey
dogs free adults 1o.00

Come and meet the Bella Moss Foundation we are grateful to Dogs Today for allowing us to have a charity stand and promote our work, The event will be fund and exiting

To reserve your tickets call 08702 272 374
www.thecoldwetnoseday.co.uk
you can also camp with your pets in beautiful countryside

Hoep to see you all

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Vaccinations
Posted by Rupert
Last Reply June 28, 2008 at 13:41
Started    October 31, 2005 at 11:00
Why do some vaccinations provide longer periods of cover than others, for example TB vs typhoid?

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My 7 yr old Bulldog has MRSA!
Posted by Tracy IP Address 64.12.117.80
Last Reply June 24, 2008 at 19:21
Started    June 10, 2008 at 14:25
I have been involved with the pure breed for close to 10 yrs now. He has been in and out of the vet over the last 3 months. (starting with what appeared to be a fungal infection) I have had him on baytril, Pred., Kflex, Ketoconizol< etc...
The culture sent out last week came back positive for MRSA. What do I do??? He has open sores all over his body. We now put him on Clyndimcin. which seems to be drying them up.

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Dog has MRSI and Husband has Staph Aureus
Posted by Charlotte IP Address 99.194.5.232
Last Reply June 24, 2008 at 19:18
Started    June 22, 2008 at 21:39
I'm so confused. Husband just diagnosed with "regular" staph infection on his leg. My dog with deep pyoderma just diagnosed with staph intermedius. Neither sensitivity panel has come back but vet assures me not the same bug. Spots on husband's leg are where he made contact with the side of the bathtub where we gave the sick dog a bath every day. How can one not have caused the other.

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My Dog, Troy, was just diagnosed with MRSA
Posted by Cliff Cazes IP Address 67.87.161.139
Last Reply June 20, 2008 at 14:03
Started    May 28, 2008 at 23:18
I have an 11 year old Wire Fox Terrier. He is 11 years old now. He has had chronic ear infections for the last 3 years, as well as very oily, scabby, skin in which he started to get bald spots. After many vet visits, he was put on BLANK for his ears, and BLANK for his skin. It helped, but the best thing that was working was a homemade vinegar shampoo that was made from water, apple cider vinegar, glycerin, and soft soap with no additives. His skin really cleared up and his fur grew back.

Now to bring us to present day, Troy's right ear has been getting really bad, and he had puss coming out of it. We took him to the vet and took him off the ear medication. It seemed to be getting better for the past 2 weeks. We took him in for a checkup last week, and the vet took a Test Swab of the puss-like substance from his ear, and the results came back today at 4pm in which he has been diagnosed with MRSA.


Here are my questions:

-Will Troy potentially spread MRSA to my family?

-... read more

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do birds carry mrsa?
Posted by george IP Address 207.118.182.50
Last Reply June 20, 2008 at 14:01
Started    September 12, 2006 at 14:08
i have a conure & was bit by him. could he have mrsa?

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MRSA in animals
Posted by dbaker IP Address 205.208.227.49
Last Reply June 20, 2008 at 13:55
Started    June 20, 2008 at 08:14
My dog I believe has contracted MRSA and has given it to four family members, I have had 2 doctors tell me that you cannot get MRSA from dogs, my boston terrier was fine until I took her in for a spay and 2 months later she had a sore on her back which the vet told me was a flea problem,, which it was not. 6 months later after treating her for hot spots her hair almost fell out and I took her back and asked if dogs can carry MRSA and the VET said No it cannot be contracted by dogs, Online I have found that it truly can be transmitted, it all makes sense now,, and now the question is, Does my dog need treated and how do I prove that my dog has MRSA, the vet says no she doesn't have MRSA?

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