This contact most commonly occurs either by direct exposure to areas where rodents nest or in areas of standing water such as lakes, ponds, pools, or fountains. Once a pet is infected, its urine also becomes a vector for the disease. In a dense city environment, this makes the prompt recognition and treatment of leptospirosis extremely important.
Know how your dog normally behaves, and be alert to any of the following signs:
- Muscle Tenderness
- Increased Thirst or Urination
If your pet is exhibiting these symptoms, or if you feel that your pet's lifestyle might increase their risk of exposure, please contact us at Park East to speak with a veterinarian.