Leptospirosis is a serious bacterial disease. It is zoonotic-meaning, if your dog is infected, you could become infected as well. Your dog may be exposed to the bacteria via drinking, swimming or walking through contaminated water. Rodents, raccoons, possums, skunks, cattle and swine can all carry and spread leptospirosis.
Signs of a Leptospirosis infection may include fever, weight loss, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, jaundice. Antibiotics and fluid therapy are necessary to treat the disease. If left untreated, your dog could develop liver or kidney failure, which ultimately would lead to death.
Rocky Shores Veterinary Hospital is dedicated to providing our clients with the most up-to-date knowledge and information. That is why we highly recommend that your dog be vaccinated for Leptospirosis yearly.
Prevention=$ Treatment=$$$, or worse, loss of pet
For more information visit https://www.cdc.gov/leptospirosis/pets/index.html
or feel free to call us with any questions or concerns
Rocky Shores Veterinary Hospital strives to provide the highest, unparalleled client and patient experience and we believe quality time spent with our clients and patients are of utmost importance to us. Communicating with unaffiliated online pet pharmacies like Pet Meds, whether by fax or phone, takes precious time away from our "family members" and creates undue burden on our technical staff. Because of this, we will no longer fax prescription approvals to unaffiliated online pet pharmacies.
For your convenience, we offer our own online pet pharmacy through Vet Source whereby prescription requests and approvals flow directly through our patient portals, allowing for fast and accurate recording and filling of New York State prescriptions.
If you wish to fill approved prescriptions from unaffiliated online pet pharmacies, we will provide you with a written New York State Official Prescription for you to mail or fax to the pharmacy of your choice at your convenience. Thank you for helping us to provide the best care for you and your pets.
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