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Leptospirosis Owner Factsheet

Leptospirosis is a serious bacterial infection affecting the gastrointestinal tract or liver and kidneys of young dogs. Until recently the disease was uncommon as a result of an effective vaccination programme in the UK. However, we have recently seen development of infections caused by new types of leptospira not covered by the old vaccine.

What is leptospirosis?

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What are the signs of leptospira infection?

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How will my vet know what is wrong with my dog?

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Is there any treatment for leptospirosis?

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Will my dog get better?

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How can I stop my dog getting leptosporosis?

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