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Get the facts on Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is becoming a more prevalent disease in the Bergen County area. Dogs of all ages, breeds and sizes are susceptible to this infection. What is Leptospirosis? Leptospirosis is an infection in warm-blooded mammals caused by spirochete bacteria similar to...
Protect your dog from Leptospirosis!

Protect your dog from Leptospirosis!

New Jersey is seeing an uptick in Leptospirosis cases. Leptospirosis is a bacteria that lives in water or warm, wet soil. It causes a variety of flu-like symptoms, but it can develop into a more severe, life-threatening illness that affects many organs in dogs, mainly...

A disease from contaminated water

Q: I recently heard of a dog that is very ill with leptospirosis. What is this disease and how can I prevent my dog from getting it? A: Leptospirosis is caused by a type of motile bacteria called a spirochete. The bacteria are present in the urine of animals that have...