Impact of antimicrobial use in dogs on antimicrobial resistance and shared flora with human owners
January 9, 2023
Kirthana Beaulac , Claire L Fellman , Annie S Wayne, Laura A McDermott , David R Snydman, Shira Doron
Transmission of bacteria between animals and humans in domestic households is increasingly recognized. We evaluated the presence of antimicrobial-resistant fecal bacteria in 8 dog-owner-dog pairs before and after the dog received amoxicillin-clavulanate. The study identified shared flora in the humans and dogs that were affected by antimicrobial administration.