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Staphylococcal Infections: They’re Not All Superbugs

A dog scratching itself
Last week I saw two patients with Staph infections. Finding a Staph infection is not unusual; veterinarians see Staph infections every day because Staphylococcus bacteria are normal inhabitants of the skin of dogs. Staph infections start like this: your dog scratches, breaks the skin and the Staph slip in and cause an itchy infection in

MRSA Infections in Pets

The evening news and the morning papers often carry stories about the scary “super bug” Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. These stories can be so frightening as reporters describe patients who have succumbed to overwhelming infections unresponsive to antibiotics. To make matters worse, MRSA was recently in the news again. This time, researchers are suggesting our