Monthly Archives May 2016

What is Leptospirosis?

Leptospirosis is a bacteria found in the urine of infected wild animals. Dogs can be exposed to that infected urine by swimming or drinking from streams, creeks, and ponds. Dogs can also be infected if the bacteria enters broken skin or through the mucous membranes (eyes, nose, and mouth). The bacteria then travels to the kidneys, where it multiplies and wrecks havoc on the body. It can cause kidney and liver damage, and can lead to organ failure. All in all, this is one nasty bug!   Signs and symptoms can take around 5-14 days to show up. Infected dogs
Read More