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Protect Your Dog from Leptospirosis

Protect Your Dog from Leptospirosis

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Leptospirosis is transmitted through direct contact with contaminated urine, water or soil. The bacteria can survive in water or moist soil for a long time—sometimes for many months. Infected dogs can continue to shed bacteria in their urine for years.

Some dogs are at a higher risk of leptospirosis infection than other dogs. Dogs at higher risk include:

  • Dogs that hike, wade or swim in and/or near natural water
  • Hunting dogs
  • Dogs that are frequently exposed to flooded areas
  • Dogs that reside in rural areas where they could encounter wildlife or wildlife urine
  • Dogs that have frequent exposure to other dogs and dog urine at places like dog shows, dog parks and pet boarding facilities
  • Dogs that travel widely and have contact with other dogs and/or other animals

If you have a dog that loves to go on adventures and is a thrill seeker, we highly recommend having them vaccinated against lepto before you spend more time outdoors.

Call Garden Oaks Veterinary Clinic at 713-659-0650 to schedule your pet’s vaccination!