Bella has MRSA

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Bella has MRSA

Postby kathak » Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:05 pm

I believe have written on here before about Bellas skin problem. After a thousand days on antibiotic and something like benadryl nothing was helping and it was just getting worse. The Vet took a culture and we found out she has MRSP (canine form of MRSA) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (another bacterial infection). She is on Zeniquin right now which is super expensive. :eek:

Anyone having experience with that?

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Re: Bella has MRSA

Postby PITtsburgher » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:41 pm

My dog had MRSP too. It was only sensitive to Enrofloxacin and Vancomycin so we did the Enro ($$$) for 4 weeks (plus a million other meds) and thank goodness he did better. He was always an allergy dog but at a more manageable level. My advice would be to ask your vet about treating the underlying cause (probably allergic skin disease) and possibly about consulting with a vet dermatologist since skin stuff can be really tricky.

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Re: Bella has MRSA

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:16 pm

Yup, I agree-- I would be asking for a referral to a dermatologist!

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