December is Leptospirosis Awareness Month

December is Leptospirosis Awareness Month

What is Leptospirosis?

  • It is a disease that is caused by the infection of Leptospirosa bacteria.

  • It can be found worldwide, either in the soil or water.

  • Leptospirosis, more commonly known as Lepto is a zoonotic disease, which means it can be passed from animals to humans.


What are the signs of Lepto?

  • Lethargy

  • Anorexic

  • Fever

  • Vomiting/ Diarrhea

  • Jaundice

  • Stiffness/ Weakness


We here at Aloha Veterinary Center recommend that you vaccinate your pet every 6 months against Leptospirosis.

For more information about Leptospirosis, visit these sites...
https://www.cdc.gov/leptospirosis/index.html
https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/Leptospirosis.aspx

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