December is Leptospirosis Awareness Month

What is Leptospirosis?
It is an infectious bacterial disease that is seen in rodents, dogs and other mammals that can be transmitted to humans.

Signs of Leptospirosis are...

- Fever
- Vomiting
- Abdominal pain
- Diarrhea
- Refusal to eat
- Jaundice
- Weakness, severe muscle pain
- Stiffness

How can you prevent Lepto?

- ALWAYS wash your hands
- Control rodent populations
- Do NOT handle or come in contact with urine, blood or tissues of an infected pet
- Minimize contact with water, mud and vegetation that might be contaminated with the urine of infected animals
- Most importantly, your dog should be vaccinated every 6 months

Please call our office for more questions.

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202 Holomua St. Hilo, HI 96720

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808-935-7387
808-935-4532
receptionist.avc@gmail.com

Monday through Friday:
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Saturday:
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

Effective immediately, Monday thru Friday, the doctors will not be available for any after-hours emergencies at the clinic until further notice. The doctors will be available for consultation/advice only up until 9pm. On Saturdays, 12noon till 8pm, and on Sundays, from 8am to 8pm, the doctors will be available for after-hours emergencies at the clinic. If the doctors are not available to answer your call, please leave a message and the doctor will return the call.

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