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Lepto – What it is and how to prevent it

September 21, 2021

Animal Welfare

How Serious is Lepto?

Leptospirosis, or Lepto, is a disease caused by Leptospira bacteria that can affect both animals and humans. As the most common zoonotic disease in the world, it is transmissible from animals to humans.

How is it spread?

What symptoms to look out for in dogs:

If you think your pet may have Leptospirosis, contact your veterinarian immediately. Your veterinarian can perform tests to determine whether or not your pet has the disease.

The best way to help your pet avoid Lepto is to get them vaccinated. While Lepto isn’t part of the core vaccines typically given to dogs, asking your vet to include it is simple. If you want to get your pet vaccinated for Lepto, call your veterinarian or make an appointment at our Community Clinic.