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Antibiotic resistant bacterial infections Owner Factsheet

MRSA (Meticillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a nasty bacterial infection that has been widely reported in the media. It has been in the news for the sometimes fatal infection of people and has been dubbed 'the superbug' and 'flesh eating bacteria'. MRSA can also occur in pets; however, pets more commonly can be infected with a different, although similar infection: MRSI (meticillin resistant Staphylococcus intermedius) or MRSP (meticillin resistant Staphylococcus pseudointermedius).

What is MRSA?

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What is MRSP?

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Are these infections dangerous?

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How can my pet catch one of these infections?

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How would I know if my pet had MRSA or MRSP?

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What if my pet is diagnosed with MRSP?

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Can MRSP be treated?

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Can MRSA and MRSP be prevented?

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