MRSA Remedies for Pets: Natural Antibiotics

Mar 09, 2015

MRSA in Dogs, Cats, and Other Animals
Abuse of antibiotics seems to be pushing us toward an allopathic health apocalypse, with drug-resistant strains of bacteria developing that are making formerly conquered illnesses like tuberculosis a renewed threat to our health. Among the best known of these worrisome bacterial strains is MRSA - methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus aureus - an antibiotic-resistant family of the relatively common staph infection. This more dangerous form of staph is making its way around hospitals and high school locker rooms, requiring new more stringent cleaning and hygiene routines for an infection that causes boils and other serious health consequences, but against which doctors have few treatment options.

Natural Antibiotics for Dogs and Other Pets

It had been thought that only humans were afflicted with MRSA bacterial infections, however, vets began to see MRSA in dogs, cats, horses, and other familiar animals in the 70s. As you can see in the article excerpted below, your pet may harbor drug-resistant staph and pass it back to the human members of your family. In order to treat both you and your pets, Earth Clinic Community members find manuka honey, garlic, and colloidal silver effective against MRSA boils, cysts, and internal infections. Still, the Indian spice turmeric is hands down the favorite home remedy to kill MRSA - a natural antibiotic as well as being an excellent general health aid.

When MRSA won't wane, check the family pet

"Suspicions about that calico on the couch are being raised this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. German scientists reported that a woman endured a series of nasty abscesses caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, known as MRSA, until a veterinarian screened -- and treated -- the family cat.

It's not an isolated case, or critter, according to researchers in the U.S. and Canada who are studying the connection between pets, people and this dangerous, drug-resistant bug linked to more than 94,000 infections and nearly 19,000 deaths in the U.S. in 2005..."

More... http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23580386/



Dogs and MRSA  

Posted by Fbdog (Chicago, IL) on 08/25/2009

My little 10 yr old dog was cultured with MRSA. Our holistic vet is trying something that she has never done before, but it will not be as hard on his kidneys as the injectable antibiotic. Hope this works, he has been through so much and has been so good with the nebulaizer.

Replied by Luckyseattlegirl
Seattle, Wa Usa
01/25/2010

I have been in the hospital many times from having staph/mrsa infections and I'm a very clean person and I keep my scrapes and cuts clean as well. I have been treated for mrsa every time but the infection has come back. I was told to cure my dog of MRSA because she could be colonizing it and that could be why I keep getting the MRSA infections. I am desperate for a cure so if anyone has any good advice please let me know. One thing I found out recently is that here in the Puget Sound waters there has been tests done and they found MRSA in the waters. I have not brought my dog to the beaches and since then I have not had any MRSA infections. I still want to cure her though just in case. When I call the doctors and let them know I want to do a MRSA treatment on my pet the people at the vet clinics have acted like they have not come across these kinds of issues before. Kind of shocking huh? Any ideas?

Replied by Debbie
Philadelphia, Pa
02/05/2010

Did this work for your dog? I have a 12 year old dog that is on mega-doses of antibiotics. I'd be interested in hearing if this vets treatments are helping your dog.

Replied by Luckyseattlegirl
Seattle, Washington State
03/13/2010

I HAVE NOT YET FOUND A VET THAT DOES MRSA TREATMENT. I HOWEVER HAVE HAD MRSA SO IF YOU NOTICE YOUR DOG DOES THEN I WOULD CALL AROUND BEFORE PICKING A VET CLINIC AND SEEING IF THEY TREAT DOGS OR CATS WITH MRSA. IM SURE THEY WILL GIVE YOU A BIG BILL. DOES YOUR DOG HAVE SYMPTOMS OF MRSA? HERE IN THE PUGET SOUND IN WASHINGTON STATE, THERE HAS BEEN TRACES OF MRSA FOUND ON THE BEACHES AND IN THE WATER. SINCE I HAVE STOPPED GOING TO THE BEACHES HERE AND TAKING MY DOG THERE FOR A SWIM, I HAVE NOT HAD ANY MRSA OR AWFUL STAPH INFECTIONS. I THINK THATS WHY I WAS GETTING THEM WAS FROM THE PUGET SOUND WATER.

Replied by Lora
Illinois
01/13/2015

Our dog is currently being treated by a vet for MRSA. She did a culture to discover which antibiotics would work. We take him every morning and leave him at the vets while we're at work. He gets 2 drops twice a day in his ear that is infected with MRSA. We will see if it works now that we know the problem.


Ted's Remedies  

Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 03/06/2015

Hi, Theresa --- I have a question re Ted's treatment for staph. My big dog is in need of it but I hesitate as H202 will ruin his coat which is a rich black satin with waves and curls.

What can I use instead of H202 and still get results? Hope to hear from you. He is very itchy and his tail was bleeding. That is where mites and bacteria seem to persist.

Namaste, Om

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
03/07/2015

Namaste Om!

Ted provided an alternate for the peroxide which I believe was vinegar; it was in the feedback before they changed up the format and now I cannot search it for the life of me.

You could try equal parts Milk of magnesia, Borax and Epsom salt and vinegar or plain water - think 1 tablespoon of the borax etc., and 1 to 1-1/2 cup of water/vinegar. The parasite and yeast killers are the borax, epsom salt and milk of magnesia - the hydrogen peroxide acts as a penetrant, and vinegar will do similar, but not as effective as the hydrogen peroxide.

I hope Big Dog heals soon! Mine are now experiencing yeasty spots in the wrinkles so I am on baking soda water and may change it up to borax water after. Something is triggering the outbreaks and then what complicates it is the inflamation and itching. This is where the colostrum and quercetin comes in, along with possibly yucca to address the inflamation in place of steriods. The turmeric may do this also, but some remedies are indicated over others .. just because. So much tinkering to find out what works - for now, as it may not work tomorrow when the winds blow in new allergens.

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
03/09/2015

Namaste, Om!

I found this response from Gary back in 2007 re: substitutions for hydrogen peroxide.

Posted by Garry (RI) on 01/08/2007

[YEA] Saw the responses to your treatments and I gave him two dips with the peroxide / borax the first couple of weeks and then switched to a 50 / 50 water / white vinegar / borax dip ever since. I used white instead of ACV because it's cheaper and it seems that it's the acetic acid that is the carrier into the skin. ALL of his hair is back and he hardly scratches anymore. He gets the recommended borax in the the drinking water too. I intend to give him maintenance dips once every month or so and may continue with the Borax in the drinking water as an ongoing thing. Great advice! Thanks again!

- See more at: http://www.earthclinic.com/pets/dog_mange_cure21.html#sthash.I6g0fLC9.dpuf

Replied by Om
Hope, Bc, Canada
03/09/2015

Theresa, thank you so much. I am glad to have the info. Much appreciated Namaste, Om