previous post, “What Is Dog Leptospirosis?” we discussed the Leptospira
bacteria as an organism, what it requires to thrive, and how long it takes for
the bacteria to infect a dog. Veterinarians are continuously seeing cases of
this disease and issuing vaccines, antibiotics, and other medications in an
effort to combat it. Your veterinarian should be well aware of the different
types of symptoms that infected dogs will display, but this list will help the
owner to determine when to seek medical help for his or her dog should
Leptospirosis be a suspect.
Leptospirosis is a disease that infects a wide variety of species, including dogs and humans. Veterinary advice and treatment are usually important when dogs become infected. This disease is caused by Leptospira bacteria. Bacteria are microscopic, single
celled organisms that can be either be beneficial and crucial to a living organism’s
health or cause serious illness or disease. In the case of the Leptospira
bacteria, it is a very dangerous microorganism that can cause a wide variety of
health issues in the form of Leptospirosis in dogs. By understanding the
bacteria at fault and what it does to the body of a dog, a dog owner can be
prepared to recognize the warning signs and seek help. See Dog Leptospirosis Symptoms for more information regarding the
symptoms of the disease, or ask your veterinarian for a guide or pamphlet with information covering the details and treatment of leptospirosis.