Bacterial Infections in Pets

Bacteria are single-celled organisms that reproduce runs. There are good and harmful bacteria. Good bacteria can benefit your health and the environment, while harmful bacteria cause disease and infection. Domestic animals as well as humans often develop bacterial infections, and if these infections are not treated can lead to more severe health complications. Without hesitation Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. explained all about the problem. The symptoms and signs of bacterial infections include: * fever * abscesses on the skin * wound infections * lack of appetite * cough * nose that runny or watery eyes * vomiting * infections of the skin, eyes, ears, urinary tract or respiratory system * inflammation and redness * injury * pain and discomfort * lethargy and weakness what causes bacterial infections? There are several types of bacterial infections affecting the skin, eyes, ears, urinary tract, kidneys, or nervous and respiratory system and these include: bacterial skin infections caused by Staphylococci (bacteria of) Staph) and affect dogs and cats. Staph bacteria usually live harmlessly on the skin and as a result of itching, infection occurs.

Common symptoms include yellow pustules, scabs, flushed skin and lesions. Fleas, ticks, allergies, weak immune system, stress, poor diet and underlying diseases may all contribute to bacterial infections of the skin. This infection is not contagious to humans or other animals. Streptococcal infections are caused by bacteria of Streptococcus and commonly affect cats and dogs. It is common among old and young animals because they have weak immune systems.

In young animals, the immune system is not fully developed and not strong enough to fight the infection while is that the protective mechanisms have decreased in older animals. Estafilococia infection is caused by bacteria of the Staphylococcus which can be found in the environment, in the upper respiratory tract of animals or on the skin of a host as a parasite. It affects dogs and cats and is spread between animals and sometimes humans.