MRSA: What it means for dogs, cats and their people

11/11/2013 | Star-Exponent (Culpeper, Va.)

Dogs and cats, which usually carry a species of staphylococcus bacteria that rarely infects humans, have been increasingly seen carrying methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, writes veterinarian Michael Watts. MRSA originated in human health care settings but has become increasingly common in the community. If people in a home with pets are infected, owners should talk to their veterinarian, Dr. Watts says. Furthermore, pet owners can help slow the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria by using antibiotics for themselves and their animals only as prescribed.

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