European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2015

Antibiotic resistance in pets is becoming a greater challenge, much like it is in humans. Antibiotic resistance is when the bacteria causing an infection are not affected by the antibiotic, making it ineffective as treatment.

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PicsGenEuropean Antibiotics Awareness DayWednesday 18th November is European Antibiotic Awareness Day

“Antimicrobial resistance is not a future threat looming on the horizon. It is here, right now, and the consequences are devastating.”

— Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization

 


Antibiotic resistance in pets is becoming a greater challenge, much like it is in humans. Antibiotic resistance is when the bacteria causing an infection are not affected by the antibiotic, making it ineffective as treatment.
BVA 4Please remember:
Antibiotics are not always the answer
Antibiotics are lifesaving drugs
Keep your animal healthy
Do not try to treat your pet yourself
Diagnostic tests might be needed
Follow the dosage instructions
Talk to your vet

Read the BVA guide – ‘Antibiotics – your role as a pet owner’

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