Protect Your Pets from Leptospirosis 6/22/17

Dr. Richard Goldstein

Pet owners nationwide have recently been warned about a deadly disease that is passed through rats and other rodents. Recently there has been a rise in the number of dogs who have contracted leptospirosis, a bacterial infection transmitted through urine that can infect animals and people. Dogs may also be exposed to the infection after lapping up puddle water or being exposed to freshwater sources such as rivers, lakes and streams.

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