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Do dogs need the Lepto vaccine and what is Leptospirosis?
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Do dogs need the Lepto vaccine and what is Leptospirosis?
This is one of the most divisive subjects to stir debate within the dog world in recent years. Most UK vets advise routinely vaccinating dogs against leptospirosis (commonly called lepto) as part of their yearly booster…
March 11, 2021 • 136 shares • 2 comments
Leptospirosis - a real threat in Sydney’s suburbs?
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Leptospirosis - a real threat in Sydney’s suburbs?
You might think of Leptospirosis as a disease of dairy cows, but did you know that this disease poses a real threat to dogs, both working farm dogs and urban pet dogs?! Recent cases where dogs have died from this disease…
September 15, 2019 • 2 comments
My dog's had the L2 but not the L4 - should I upgrade?
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My dog's had the L2 but not the L4 - should I upgrade?
This is a really interesting question, and one that a lot of animal owners have been asking. There are also different views by vets - on a quick “straw poll” in our office, we have had three different answers so far! Ult…
November 20, 2018 • 2099 shares • 144 comments
Why do I need to vaccinate against Lepto?
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Why do I need to vaccinate against Lepto?
There have been a lot of scare stories in the media recently about the new L4 leptospirosis (lepto) vaccine. Sadly, some of these have been very misleading, and some owners are even talking about stopping using the lepto…
July 14, 2016 • 11 shares
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Ask a vet online - is there a test for Leptospirosis?
Berry Wilkinson asked: I was wondering if you can titre test for leptospirosis? Or is it only useful when you are testing sick dogs? Thanks. Answer: Hi Berry, thanks for your question about testing for Leptospirosis. To…
July 5, 2015 • 84 shares
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Dog Vaccinations: are they really necessary?
Tomorrow is World Veterinary Day (WVD), an annual event that highlights the role of veterinary profession around the world. This year's theme is the importance of vaccination to animal health. Over the past two hundred y…
April 25, 2013 • 94 shares • 47 comments
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