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PREVENT LEPTO

Preventing Leptospirosis

Vaccination

Annual vaccination for leptospirosis is an affordable means to help protect your dog from a disease than can be very costly to treat. Ask your veterinarian if they use a vaccine that protects against 4 serovars.
Your veterinarian will determine an appropriate vaccination series, depending on your dog's vaccination history and risk factors. Your dog may require an initial vaccination and a booster a few weeks later. Annual vaccination is needed for continued protection.

Environmental precautions

Vaccination is extremely important, but in addition, you may want to consider the following steps you can take to prevent leptospirosis:
  • Have your dog vaccinated against the 4 serovars of Leptospira
  • Wash your hands after direct contact with your pet or its urine.
  • Where possible, avoid exercising your dog in wildlife habitat areas.
  • If you have been around a dog diagnosed with lepto, seek medical information from your veterinarian and medical provider.

TAKE OUR RISK TEST


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.