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Leptospirosis: My dog is vaccinated for it, but what is it?


Leptospirosis is a corkscrew shaped bacteria that can be infectious to your dog. It carries extra significance because if your dog becomes infected, it could give it to you.

 

How can my dog become infected?

Wild animals, or infected domestic animals, are the source of Leptospirosis and maintain its existence in nature. There are two ways a dog can become infected. A dog can become directly infected if it is exposed to an infected animals urine or venereal secretions, or if it is bitten or ingests infected tissue. Indirect infection occurs if the dog is exposed to contaminated water, food, bedding or soil. The most common way a dog becomes infected is through a wound or prolonged exposure to the skin.

Westgate at Animal Humane Society Walk For The Animals

AHS WalkWestgate Pet Clinic had a great time participating in the Humane Society's Walk for the Animals on Saturday, May 3rd. Thank you to all of you who sponsored our team through your donations. We raised a total of over $10,000.00.

Our day started with a wonderful breakfast at Dr. Porter's house and ended with a fun get-together at Davanni's with those who kept the clinic open. The weather started out cool and windy but it turned into a beautiful day. We were joined by thousands of people and their pets including a miniature horse, goats, ferrets and an alligator! Now we'll start looking forward to next year!

Our Mission:

We provide the quality care our clients expect and their pets deserve, by relying on the expertise and
compassion of each team member.

 
 
 

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