Posted on 09/21/2021


            🔴 There has been a significant increase in cases of canine leptospirosis on the westside of Los Angeles.

🔹Symptoms may include fever, shivering, muscle tenderness, reluctance to move, difficulty breathing, increased thirst, changes in the frequency or amount of urination, dehydration, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, lethargy, jaundice (yellowing of the skin and mucous membranes), or painful inflammation of the eyes.

🔹The disease can also cause kidney and/or liver failure.

🔹Affected dogs can also develop swollen legs (from fluid accumulation) or accumulate excess fluid in their chest or abdomen. 

🔹In addition, leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease, which means it can be spread from animals to people.  While infection in people is rare, it can cause severe flu-like symptoms and liver or kidney disease.

🔹Please take your pet to the veterinarian immediately if you notice any of these symptoms!

Please click HERE for more info from LA County Public Health.

Please click HERE for prevention tips from the CDC.

--Woof-woof from Your VNC


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