Disruption of Natural Intestinal Flora
A healthy digestive system results from an appropriate microflora balance in the stomach. Unfortunately, as we have already seen, antibiotics do not always select between good and bad bacteria
While antibiotics have become an increasingly important part of veterinary medicine, it is important for the pet owner to understand that the use of antibiotics comes at a cost. The inability of antibiotics to avoid damaging the beneficial bacteria of the gut creates gastrointestinal problems for companion animals.
Antibiotic Resistance: happens when germs like bacteria and fungi develop the ability to defeat the drugs designed to kill them. That means the germs are not killed and continue to grow.
Antimicrobial stewardship is a set of coordinated measures designed to improve and measure the appropriate use of antimicrobials. It aims to reduce antibiotic resistance by limiting the use of broad spectrum antibiotics.
One way in which we can help is the boosting of our pet’s natural immune system.
One of the most visible side effects of antibiotic use is a lack of energy in Pets. This is usually a symptom of the infection being treated.