Number of MRSA cases in pets increasi...

Number of MRSA cases in pets increasing -

There are 7 comments on the Newsday story from Oct 29, 2007, titled Number of MRSA cases in pets increasing -. In it, Newsday reports that:

Some veterinarians are documenting more and more cases of drug-resistant staph infections in dogs and cats, but say there is no reason for alarm among pet owners if they follow measures of simple hygiene.

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Joni

White Oak, NC

#4 Oct 29, 2007
Just because you don't love animals doesn't mean you have to wish death on the rest of us. My animals deserve better treatment than most of the people I know anyway.
djp-g

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Oct 29, 2007
How can someone be soo cruel to another person they don't even know ??? By wishing harm to another contradicts your point for placing animals below humans. Did your mother ever teach you "If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all".??? P.S. I suspect you are not older than 37 years old and/or you never had to raise your own food. People who rely on work mules to plow the fields, or care for chickens for egg production know their animals are their life. They feed they're children. A man was wealthy if he owned horses and animals, not if he owned an Ipod, MP3 player, or $800 car rims.
Red Plastic Monkey wrote:
I can only hope that all you pathetic dog and cat owners that love and treat your pet better than other human beings get sick from MRSA. You deserve it for being so misguided and not treating animals as they should be--like animals.
djp-g

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Oct 29, 2007
Joni, I agree with you. Animals love unconditionally. They rely on our care and attention. People are cruel for "fun". Animals are tortured for human vanity, make-up, shampoo, drug company profits ($$$ Billions), and pure evil. If a human cannot love a poor helpless animal, how can they love another human with all their Quirks, imperfections, and moods ??? Says a little about psychopaths who begin as children torturing small helpless animals. HHmmmmm
Joni wrote:
Just because you don't love animals doesn't mean you have to wish death on the rest of us. My animals deserve better treatment than most of the people I know anyway.
djp-g

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Oct 29, 2007
MRSA, Methicillin Resistent Staph Aeureousis "usually" sensitive to gentamycin. But, this antibiotic can damage the kidneys and hearing. The infection has to be properly diagnosed and treated before it can be cured. Give the wrong drug, and you wipe out the not so bad "bugs" which allows the really NASTY ones to take control. If your pet is misdiagnosed and empirically given an antibiotic for a non-bacterial infection or allergy. your pet get catch drug resistent "Super-bugs". You do not have to "abuse" antibiotics for you catch MRSA in a hang-nail. Same for people. Your sister-in-law can demand antibiotics from her doctor for every sniffle, and her "super-bug" can be passed to you EVEN IF YOU NEVER TOOK AN ANTIBIOTIC IN YOUR LIFE !!! Bacteria and viruses can mutate. BEWARE !!! Trying to sterilize everything in our environment is impossible, unecessary and more likely harmful. Bayer has for DECADES tried to get FDA approval for Baytril (enrofloxacin) to be added to livestock animals meant for human consumption. The FDA has refused over & over because of the threat of antibiotic resistent "super-bugs"...$$$ Billion business...Baytril injection causes blindness in cats, and is "contraindicated", "for dogs only" read the PDR or Baytril pamphlet from Bayer.
djp-g

Indianapolis, IN

#8 Oct 30, 2007
ERROR CORRECTION; MRSA "USUALLY" SUSEPTIBLE TO VANCOMYCIN, TMP/SMX, RIFAMPIN, LINEZOLID, DAPTOMYCIN...NOT GENTAMYCIN
djp-g wrote:
MRSA, Methicillin Resistent Staph Aeureousis "usually" sensitive to gentamycin. But, this antibiotic can damage the kidneys and hearing. The infection has to be properly diagnosed and treated before it can be cured. Give the wrong drug, and you wipe out the not so bad "bugs" which allows the really NASTY ones to take control. If your pet is misdiagnosed and empirically given an antibiotic for a non-bacterial infection or allergy. your pet get catch drug resistent "Super-bugs". You do not have to "abuse" antibiotics for you catch MRSA in a hang-nail. Same for people. Your sister-in-law can demand antibiotics from her doctor for every sniffle, and her "super-bug" can be passed to you EVEN IF YOU NEVER TOOK AN ANTIBIOTIC IN YOUR LIFE !!! Bacteria and viruses can mutate. BEWARE !!! Trying to sterilize everything in our environment is impossible, unecessary and more likely harmful. Bayer has for DECADES tried to get FDA approval for Baytril (enrofloxacin) to be added to livestock animals meant for human consumption. The FDA has refused over & over because of the threat of antibiotic resistent "super-bugs"...$$$ Billion business...Baytril injection causes blindness in cats, and is "contraindicated", "for dogs only" read the PDR or Baytril pamphlet from Bayer.
Jill Moss

Ripon, UK

#13 Dec 3, 2007
www.thebellamossfoundation.com a charity helping people worlwide whose pets have mrsa
for more information email info@thebellamossfoundation.co m

We have had five cases from Cornell University in the past year
Tonya

Billings, MT

#14 Sep 10, 2017
Now its 10 years later and in Aapril the first dog was diagnosed t
With human VRSA,,a strain of MRSA resistant to vancomycin in ppl that was first diognosed by the cdc in 2007...at that time these were the" facts" ppl believed above.. Now it's proven we are giving
Dogs and cats MRSA VRSA H1N1 TB giardia eboli and the common cold and flu,,,this is called reverse zoonotic sand evidence through clinic studies show 100% of dogs with MRSA have the human strain we give them,,,vet practice does not recognize universal precautions or even hand washing because until 7 yrs ago they didn't think we could give dogs any disease or infections

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