While uncommon, owners may have Leptospirosis risk
There are multiple Leptospira species that can infect dogs, cats, or humans, and these bacteria have worldwide distribution. In general, prevalence rates vary by region and species, and multiple different wildlife reservoirs exist. Organisms are commonly shed in urine; infection is often initiated after ingestion of contaminated water. (continue reading)
Source:Clinician’s Brief, September 2017.