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Leptospirosis is a real threat to pets and owners alike.
Leptospirosis is a organism that is spread through urine of infected animals or by water contaminated with infected urine. Bite wounds, reproductive secretions, and even consumption of infected tissues can transmit this infection. The organisms quickly spread through the bloodstream leading to fever, joint pain, and general malaise that can last up to a week.
The organism settles in the kidneys and begins to reproduce, leading to further inflammation and then kidney failure. Depending on the type of leptospire involved, other organ failure (especially liver) can be expected as well. Make no mistake, leptospirosis is a life-threatening disease with worldwide significance. People can be infected too.
Vaccinating your dog is the best defence against the organism.
Leptospirosis vaccine can be added to any vaccine package for just $ 16.50 ( regularly $30.00)