Articles with leptospirosis

Canine Leptospirosis: Your Dog and Leptospirosis Infection

Canine Leptospirosis: Your Dog and Leptospirosis Infection

Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection. The Leptospira bacteria that is present worldwide. It can infect many types of animals, both wild and domestic, including: dogs rats, and other rodents raccoons skunks deer, and many others Because leptospirosis can also infect people, it makes the disease even more troublesome. On the other hand, infection in cats is rare. What causes leptospirosis?…

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Canine Leptospirosis Vaccination Decisions: Traveling and the Return of the Vaccination Dilemma

Canine Leptospirosis Vaccination Decisions: Traveling and the Return of the Vaccination Dilemma

Leptospirosis a zoonotic bacterial disease that attacks many species, including dogs. The infection can cause mild flu-like symptoms or it can cause a life-threatening disease. Leptospirosis is typically treatable with antibiotics if diagnosed early. That is, however, where the culprit lies—catching it early. Most symptoms are quite generic, such as fever lethargy depression weakness loss of appetite joint and muscle…

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Angry Vet On Leptospirosis: Sandy’s Untimely Death

Angry Vet On Leptospirosis: Sandy’s Untimely Death

As a sad reminder of leptospirosis’s reality, we had two cases of acute renal failure in otherwise healthy young dogs.  One of these dog’s kidneys completely shut down and would not respond to treatment. Consequently, we had to euthanize her. The other dog has responded and is now home and expected to make a full recovery. I dedicate this post…

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