CALLING ALL CASES OF MRSA
In November last year, Dogs Today published an article looking into the issue of MRSA in pets. We contacted Jill Moss, who lost her 10-year-old Samoyed, Bella, to the superbug last August. Jill believes that Bella picked up the infection during a routine operation, and she launched a campaign to educate vets and pet owners about the risks of the MRSA bug to animals. She is also campaigning for tighter guidelines for veterinary practices.
"Jill's tireless work has been rewarded with much media attention, and the cause now has Claire Rayner as its honorary patron. Claire Rayner says, "We, as a society, need to be concerned with animals contracting MRSA. It is a very worrying situation. More research needs to be done for the future."
Jill's website www.pets-mrsa.com contains a wealth of information about MRSA in pets and how to protect against the superbug. It charts Jill's progress during her 'campaign for change' and provides the latest research and information about the issue. Visitors to the site can also contact Jill directly. CAN YOU HELP? As part of a major new media campaign, Jill has asked Dogs Today to help find other cases (or suspected cases) of pets with MRSA in the UK. If you know anyone whose pet has had a serious infection following surgery, or if you suspect that your own pet may have been infected with the MRSA virus, please send us your details, which will be passed on to Jill. Alternatively, contact Jill Moss direct at email@example.com