MRSA and other antibiotic-resistant bacteria in dogs

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.

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