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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