The Facts About Leptospirosis

Sick as a dogLeptospirosis is a serious bacterial infection that not only affects pets, but people as well. Sadly, diagnosed cases are on the rise, making it increasingly important to know the facts about Leptospirosis and how to protect yourself and your pets.

What is Leptospirosis?

Leptospirosis is a disease caused by a bacteria found in the urine and bodily fluids of those carrying the infection. Many animals, including humans, can contract it. Wild animals such as raccoons, squirrels, opossums, and mice are frequent carriers. Pets can become infected when contaminated water or other substances contact the skin or mucous membranes.

What Does Leptospirosis Do?

Leptospirosis most commonly affects the kidneys and liver. Infected pets may have a fever, vomiting, a painful abdomen, diarrhea, depression, and other nonspecific signs. If not treated most pets will become very sick and may even die. Continue…

The Perfect Holiday Gift for Your Pet

Are you still making your list and checking it twice?

If you are still on the hunt for the perfect holiday gift for your pet this year, make sure to take the following suggestions into account. After all, who deserves the absolute perfect present more than your faithful friend?

Gift Ideas For Your Pet

Treats–Treats can make great gifts, but use some discretion when choosing them. Have you heard about the kidney problems that have been occurring with jerky treats? Steer clear of these. Sometimes homemade gifts are the best kind. There are a lot of great ideas and recipes for treats that you can make at home for your pets. This way you know exactly what you are getting. Continue…