Leptospirosis Health Advisory
With the recent diagnosis of at least one Puerto Rican rescue puppy with Leptospirosis in our area (Hanover, NH) we feel it is extremely important that we educate our clients about this zoonotic illness. Leptospirosis is spread through the blood or urine (or food/water tainted with urine) of an infected animal. The incubation period is typically 5-14 days and can cause headache, fever, muscle aches, vomiting and diarrhea. Severe cases of Leptospirosis can cause multiple organ failure, meningitis and death.