Leptospirosis can cause your pet discomfort and prevent him or her from being active. Not only that, but if the disease if left untreated, it can affect your cat or dog’s kidneys and liver. At Middle Plantation Animal Hospital in Williamsburg, VA, we provide various treatments to relieve any pain and improve your pet’s health.
What is Leptospirosis?
Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that can affect both dogs and cats, however, it is more often seen in dogs. symptoms are seen most often in dogs. The bacteria are spread through the urine of infected animals. In addition, the bacteria can get into water or soil and survive there for weeks or months.
What are Some Symptoms of Leptospirosis in Pets?
Some pets who become infected with leptospirosis may not exhibit any symptoms. It’s still important to consult with our vet if you think your cat or dog was exposed since it can transmit the disease to members in your household. Some common symptoms of leptodorids include:
• Change in gait due to muscle aches and chills
• Red eyes
• Diarrhea and vomiting
• Skin rash
Some animals who have leptospirosis go through a first phase, recover, and then have symptoms that are more severe. The second phase tends to be more severe than the first and many animals may experience kidney failure, liver failure, or meningitis.
How Our Veterinarian Can Help
If you notice that your pet is showing signs of leptospirosis, it's important that you bring him or her to our veterinarian right away. Prompt treatment can help your pet recover and prevent the disease from progressing. Our veterinarian will examine your dog and perform any necessary tests for an accurate diagnosis. Afterward, we can provide the necessary treatment and recommend how to care for your pet at home.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
At Middle Plantation Animal Hospital in Williamsburg, VA, we are dedicated to helping your pet live a long and healthy life. Whether your cat or dog needs treatment for leptospirosis, a wellness exam, or vaccinations, contact us at (757) 345-6566 today. When you’re seeking a veterinarian near me, our team looks forward to assisting you!