Leptospirosis cases are on the rise in our area. Leptospirosis is a highly contagious zoonotic disease, meaning it can easily pass from animals to humans and vice versa. It’s transmitted most commonly through urine and contaminated water.

Keep an eye out for the following symptoms:

  • Lethargy
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Weakness
  • Tremors and/or shaking
  • Fever

If your pet shows any of these signs, especially after spending time around standing water and/or other dogs, bring them to Circle L Animal Hospital.

This outbreak poses a threat to humans and animals alike, so we highly recommend getting your dog vaccinated as soon as you can, especially if your dog is around standing water, streams, other dogs and/or wildlife regularly. It is a series of two vaccines and we have increased our stock so we have plenty for all of our dog patients.