Leptospirosis Cases on the Rise Again

HEALTH ALERT! We are seeing an increased number of leptospirosis cases the past month. These cases have been resistant to traditional medications used to cure this infection. This disease is caused by a bacteria that is transmitted in the urine of wildlife and rodents, particularly raccoons. Urine contaminated water, food, and soil can enter through mucous membranes and wounds. What’s even scarier is if your dog gets it, they can give it to you. It leads to both kidney and liver failure in both humans and dogs. Thankfully, cats are fairly resistant. Please make sure your dog is up to date on their lepto vaccination. If not, please call us to schedule his or her appointment today to get protected.

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