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What Leptospirosis is and How to Protect Your Dog

Heavy rainfall means it’s leptospirosis season in the Seattle area! What is Leptospirosis? Leptospirosis is a family of bacteria that thrive in wet climates. Wild animals, particularly rodents, can shed leptospirosis in their urine, contaminating puddles and wet soils. Dogs can contract leptospirosis by drinking or sniffing water contaminated with urine from an infected animal…. Read more »

Fall Weather Brings Increased Risk of Leptospirosis

Fall Weather Brings Increased Risk of Leptospirosis | AtlanticVetSeattle.com

With the return of wet weather in the fall, the risk of leptospirosis increases for our dog patients. The corkscrew-shaped bacteria can affect people as well as many wild and domestic animals, including dogs. Found worldwide, it thrives in damp soils and water, and can be spread through the urine of infected animals. How dogs… Read more »

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