Leptospirosis In Dogs: How To Test For The Disease And Prevent It From Spreading To Your Pet (Nsfw)

Leptospirosis is a harmful bacterial infection. Dogs treated promptly have a high chance of recovery. Leptospisrosis can spread to humans, although not often. You can prevent the disease by controlling your dog's environment and access to potential sources. It is usually spread through infected urine in water that contacts a dog's mouth, nose, or eyes. The disease can cause kidney failure, liver failure, and lung disease. Your dog will show symptoms one to two times a year. (max _bytes(150000):strip_icc()/Leptopirosis in dogs/3384712_v3-e81fc94f173d4d52bdb280aae1ba028c . Leptopicrosis can damage the dog's kidney, causing symptoms similar to kidney disease. Dogs that hunt, swim, or have frequent contact with wild animals are at risk of leptospicrosis.

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It can be transmissible through close contact between animals. There are many ways to test for leptococcus in dogs. A Vet will run a MAT test (microscopic agglutination test). It measures antibodies to the Leptspira bacteria. When caught early, your dog will likely begin treatment with antibiotics. Lepospiscus is a zoonotic disease that is not contagious to humans. Humans can contract leptpirosis by contact with water contaminated with animal urine. Contact usually happens through rat urine, dog urine, and handling farm animals. The risk is higher in a humid, tropical climate. Change your pet's bedding often. Wash your hands often. If you suspect your pet is sick, call your vet immediately. Always consult the pet's veterinary doctor, as they have examined your pet. . . .

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