You may have read that doctors are becoming increasingly concerned about antibiotic resistance. MRSA bacteria have hit the headlines several times and increasing numbers of people are carrying MRSA bugs.
This is a very real threat, not just to people, but also to our pets. At AlphaPet, we are increasingly seeing bacteria that are resistant to many of our commonly used antibiotics and in some cases, we are struggling to find antibiotics to treat infections.
In common with the rest of the veterinary profession, AlphaPet vets are continually reviewing our use of antibiotics. We will only use antibiotics where they are genuinely useful and likely to be effective.
Where we do give out courses of antibiotics, it is vital that they are administered at the correct dosage and intervals as well as for the whole course. Otherwise selection for resistant strains is markedly increased.