Antibiotic Resistance in Pets and People

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We rely on antibiotics to fight some infections in people and pets.

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But anytime antibiotics are used, they can contribute to the development of antibiotic resistance.

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People and pets can sometimes get sick with antibiotic-resistant infections, which are harder to treat.

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Make sure your pets only get antibiotics when needed, and follow your veterinarian’s instructions if you need to give your pet antibiotics.

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Appropriate antibiotic use in people and pets helps protect the whole family — including furry, feathered, and scaly family members– from antibiotic-resistant infections.

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