Canine Leptospirosis in New York City


Did you know that Leptospirosis is a disease than can affect people and their pets?  This bacterial infection can affect affect pets who come into contact with contaminated water.  Here are a few of the most common symptoms experienced by pets in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island areas.

Common Symptoms:

  • Vomiting
  • Anorexia
  • Icterus
  • Lethargy
  • Diarrhea
  • Polyuria/polydipsia
  • Liver failture
If you notice that your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms, bring them in to one of our hospitals.  The veterinary staff at Paws and Claws Animal Hospital, The Cat Hospital, and 5th Avenue Cat Clinic can help you determine whether your pet has Canine Leptospirosis or another illness.  We can also help you prevent Leptospirosis by making sure that your pet is vaccinated against the disease.

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