Superbugs and your pet
Superbugs like Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are a big problem in medicine today because they are resistant to many of the drugs that doctors use to treat infections. Unfortunately, superbugs are just as much of a concern in pets as they are in people. Veterinarians are seeing these drug-resistant infections pets, and pets can also act as superbug carriers. Dr. Christine Hoang, assistant director of the AVMA Scientific Activities Division, explains how to keep your pets healthy and free of drug-resistant infections.