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Signs That Dogs & Cats Can Catch
Staph Infections from Humans
– People can get plenty of diseases from
animals – bird flu, for one.
there are signs dogs and cats can catch a
dangerous superbug from people.
large Philadelphia veterinary hospital,
scientists reported that over a three-year
period, 38 dogs, cats and other pets
caught a drug-resistant staph infection.
think six of the animals caught the bug
from hospital workers. But it's likely
that at least some of the other cases were
spread to pets by their owners, said
Shelley Rankin, chief of clinical
microbiology at Penn's School of
think its necessarily that you come home
and pat Fluffy on the head and then Fluffy
gets sick," said Rankin, who presented the
data last week at a medical conference in
given that an estimated one in every 100
people carries such bacteria in the nose,
it could be transmitted by closer contact,
them up, kiss them on the face. We let
them lick us," she said. "Then they lick
animals were infected with
aureus, a bacterial infection that is
typically hard to treat, although all the
included 26 dogs, eight cats, three
parrots and one rabbit.
developed skin and ear infections. The
cats got urinary-tract infections; the
parrots, skin infections; the rabbit, an
people, the germ often appears as a nasty
skin infection but can also cause other
Researchers don't know if the bacteria
spreads from animal to animal, although
dogs don't naturally harbor it.
animals may have caught the bug at other
vet clinics before they arrived at Penn's
Ryan Veterinary Hospital or they may have
caught it from their owners, Penn
year, Penn's veterinary and human medical
schools began a study of the health of
pets and their owners. Researchers
initially are looking at 25 owner-animal
pairs but want to expand that number.
than a decade, medical journals have
carried occasional reports of
human-to-animal transmission of such
also have reported animal-to-human
Veterinary Specialists, a large animal
hospital in the Atlanta suburb of Sandy
Springs, saw only two
methicillin-resistant staph infections in
the thousands of animals it cared for in
the past year.
for such infections in animals and their
owners is a new endeavor, said Mark
Dorfman, a veterinarian and owner of the
The above is
an article written by Mike Stobbe
(Associated Press). Found in the Sunday,
March 26, 2006 issue of The
Arizona Republic newspaper.
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To Save An Old Dog's Brain
liked your column on doggy
cognitive dysfunction) and
the importance of walking
dogs. On your advice, I take
my dog for a mile walk every
day. At 77, I feel better
and so does Lady (a black
Labrador retriever), 10.
that you’re walking, you might
try another powerful way to
delay or prevent cognitive
decline in dogs: Change the
environment, perhaps by
rotating toys. I love Nina
Ottosson dog toys. And I’m a
fan of food-dispensing toys:
Hide them (reasonably) so a
dog searches for meals.
If you spot signs of
confusion or changes in sleep
cycles, see your vet. Early
diagnosis increases the odds
of dealing with a cognitive
issue if, in fact, that is the
problem (pacing may not
indicate confusion but a dog’s
hesitation to lie down because
it hurts). For cognitive
difficulties, your vet might
suggest a prescription diet,
or one of several drugs and
Information Source: The above
is an article written by Steve
Dale. Found in USA WEEKEND
magazine June 1-3, 2012 issue.
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Here Are Ten Early
Cancer Warning Signs For Your Dog
Abnormal swellings that persist or
continue to grow.
• Sores that do not heal.
• Weight loss.
• Loss of appetite.
• Bleeding or discharge from
any body opening.
• Offensive odor.
• Difficulty eating or
• Hesitation to exercise or
loss of stamina.
• Persistent lameness or
• Difficulty breathing,
urinating or defecating.
If you notice any of these
signs "Please" take your pet for a
checkup at your local veterinarian.
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