Whenever there is a high number of bacteria, few of them are resistant to antibiotics. Antibiotics kill the bacteria that cause the illness, as well as good bacteria that protects the body from infection. The resistant bacteria can now grow and multiply without competition. Some bacteria can even transfer their resistance to antibiotics to other bacteria, which causes more problems.
Antibiotics help clear out infection, but it is the immune system that needs to do the final part of the process.
HOW TO PREVENT ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE:
PREVENT ie: Vaccinations
DONT USE ANTIBIOTICS WHEN IT IS NOT NECESSARY ie: diarrhoea, kennel cough, cat flu
USE ANTISEPTICS ie: superficial skin infection
TOPICAL ANTIBIOTICS ie: small wounds
FIRST LINE ANTIBIOTICS ie: uncomplicated infections
CULTURE AND SENSITIVITY ie: when the previous options don’t work
ALWAYS TAKE THE ADVICE FROM YOUR VET REGARDING ANTIBIOTIC USE
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