Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease which can infect dogs and humans. Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease, meaning it can be passed from animals to humans.
This bacteria is spread by rodents, raccoons, opossums and many other mammals.
Leptospirosis is spread through urine, feces and other bodily fluids.
Most environments (including front yards and back yards) are frequented by these wild animals. Your pets getting exposed to this disease is more common than once thought. All dogs should be given this vaccine which can be deadly to both dogs and people.
Our preventative vaccine consists of 2 injections (the second one is given as a “booster” 2-4 weeks after the first injection). It is then an annual vaccine to ensure consistent protection.