We have been informed that the article 'Whiter Than White' that appeared on the front page of the Vet Times on Feb 14 contained serious inaccuracies. In particular, the statement ‘In retrospect, it would have been interesting to know if this dog was indeed carrying MRSA in its nasopharynx and if the owners had previous hospital contact’ was wrongly attributed to the BSAVA as a comment on Bella. The comment actually first appeared in the Journal of Small Animal Practice and referred to a different case in which the animal recovered.
We unreservedly apologise to the BSAVA for repeating this inacurate attribution and have removed the original artical, and our response, from this website. We shall also seek a correction in the soonest possible edition of the Vet Times.
It is the policy of PETS-MRSA.com to maintain the highest accuracy possible in what we report.
Finally, if people claiming to be a night nurse at the veterinary group that treated Bella wish to post anonymous and defamatory comments, they can only expect to have those comments removed. We do not necessarily refuse to allow anonymous comments but it will be our decision alone to allow such comments to remain.