Published July 17, 2017
Dogs at risk of leptospirosis are those that have been exposed to wet conditions or any type of standing fresh water such as rivers, streams, or lakes. Another leptospirosis risk factor includes roaming in the same places as infected animals, including walking trails, dog parks, or even in your yard if infected animals like racoons or rodents could be in the area. If left untreated, leptospirosis can lead to fatal kidney and/or liver failure. It is also a zoonotic disease, which means it can be transferred from animals to people.
Symptoms of leptospirosis include:
- Soreness, reluctance to move
- Lack of appetite
- Sudden fever
- Increased thirst and urination
At Essentials PetCare, the leptospirosis vaccine is only $40 on its own, and it’s also included in our bundled vaccine packages.
Prices subject to change. See current prices: https://essentialspetcare.com/services.