This is Heimdall. If you’ve read how Bifrost Farms got its name, you know how dear this boy was to our family and how his passing left a huge hole that will never be filled.
The abbreviated version of Heimdall’s story begins with a small respiratory infection, which escalated to pneumonia and then finally into a bacterial infection which no medicine could treat. It was a type of MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staph aureus infection) and let me just say there is no worse feeling than to watch a being you love so much slowly die, knowing there is absolutely nothing you can do…or that you’ve done all you can.
There is a podcast/video going around the various dog sites this week about this very thing and, naturally, I believe that all pet guardians should educate themselves about this deadly killer, just as you would rabies or any other dog or cat-related disease. Here is a link to the interview at Animal Cafe.
We do everything we can to keep our boarding facility free of such bacteria and germs, because I never want to have to know another dog who has succumbed to MRSA.