Concerns About Dealing With a Sick Dog
Safety precautions for confirmed cases
|If your dog is sick, make an appointment immediately with your veterinarian. If your dog is diagnosed with lepto, follow your veterinarian's recommendations that commonly include the following steps:|
|If a diagnosis of lepto has been confirmed and your dog has recovered enough to return home, be sure to follow your veterinarian's instructions to protect yourself and your family. Most importantly, if your dog has been prescribed antibiotics, be sure to finish all the medicine. Do not stop when signs disappear.|
Lepto carriers can reside in urban, suburban, and rural areas. Take our risk assessment to see your dog's risk level.
Lepto is largely vaccine preventable. Most vaccines have 4 serovars to fight against today's most common serovars.
Read about real pets that were diagnosed with leptospirosis.