Maricopa County recently issued a warning that leptospirosis cases are on the rise and suggested that all dogs should be vaccinated against the bacteria. Leptospirosis is a contagious zoonotic disease, meaning it can easily pass from animals to humans and vice versa. It’s transmitted most commonly through urine and contaminated water, so dogs that visit places like dog parks are more susceptible.

Keep an eye out for the following symptoms:

  • Lethargy
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Weakness
  • Tremors and/or shaking
  • Fever

If your pet shows any of these signs, bring them to Animal Health Services as soon as you can.

This outbreak poses a threat to humans and animals alike, so we highly recommend getting your dog vaccinated as soon as you can. We are increasing our supply of the vaccine so we can ensure we have enough for all of our dog patients that may need it.

Give us a call at 480-488-6181 to schedule your pet’s vaccine today.