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Leptospirosis: How to Protect Your Dog and Yourself

With the return of wet weather in the fall, the risk of leptospirosis increases for our dog patients. What is leptospirosis? Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease, meaning it can be transmitted between animals and humans. This bacterial disease can affect dogs, humans, livestock, and wildlife. The spiral-shaped organisms, called Leptospira, are found worldwide and thrive… Read more »

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 »

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