Can MRSA in dogs be cured? Most MRSA infections in animals are treatable if managed properly and most are treated in the home (as opposed to requiring a stay at a vet clinic).
Is dog MRSA contagious to humans? People can acquire MRSA from pets — and vice versa.
But while pets can transmit MRSA to humans, their role is thought to be relatively minor. For pets with active MRSA infections, the bacteria can be transmitted to humans either by direct contact with the infected area or contaminated items, such as bedding.
How do you know if your dog has MRSA?
- Small, red bumps or boils.
- Bulls-eye shaped lesions.
- Skin ulcers.
- Pus-filled blisters.
- Scaling skin.
- Discoloration of the skin.
What does MRSA in dogs look like? At its start, an MRSA infection usually looks like a simple rash. Once the infection grows, you may notice scaling, crusting, pus and hair loss in the affected area. If the infection starts to spread through the body, your dog will start to lose organ, bone or blood function.