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PRECAUTIONS

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:
  • Avoid coming into contact with your dog's urine or blood.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after handling your pet or materials that might be contaminated with your pet's urine, blood, or excrement.
  • Keep other pets and children away from the dog's urine or blood.
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.





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THE BEST PREVENTION


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

CASE STUDIES


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