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SIGNS

Signs of Leptospirosis

Signs in dogs

Some dogs never display any signs of illness. Others may suffer from a lack of energy and show signs of depression. Some may display any or all of the following signs:
  • Lack of interest in eating
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fever
  • Jaundice (yellowish color in the mouth or gums)
  • Changes in urination patterns or frequency
A recently published retrospective study3 showed that just over 18% of dogs admitted to a university with renal pathology had undiagnosed leptospirosis. If the disease is not treated, some dogs become very ill and can even die. Lepto kills up to 1 in 5 clinically infected dogs.2 Even if the dog recovers, long-term consequences can include reduced kidney or liver function.

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Lepto carriers can reside in urban, suburban, and rural areas. Take our risk assessment to see your dog's risk level.

THE BEST PREVENTION


Lepto is largely vaccine preventable. Most vaccines have 4 serovars to fight against today's most common serovars.

CASE STUDIES


Read about real pets that were diagnosed with leptospirosis.