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Leptospirosis in Southern California

This specific news alert is coming from San Diego, but, here in LA and Orange counties we certainly see a rise in Lepto cases as soon as the rains hit, which should be very soon. 

Leptospirosis is a wildlife transmitted bacterial disease that causes acute onset lethargy, kidney and liver disease, vomiting, and increased thirst and urination. 

Here in the South Bay raccoons are the culprit. Wherever wildlife urinates, Lepto bacteria can thrive. Lepto is a zoonotic disease, which means it can also infect and cause disease in humans. 

The good news is that we have an excellent vaccine! Please make sure that your dog is protected from Leptospirosis. We have been routinely vaccinating dogs for Lepto here at Family Pet Clinic of Redondo Beach for a few years now and we have yet to experience a worrisome vaccine reaction. 

My three pups are absolutely vaccinated. Please give us a call if you need to get your pup protected!

Dr. Kimberly Daffner
(310) 376-0072

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