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Articles: leptospirosis

August 14 2014

Pet Questions Answered at AVMA Convention

DENVER, CO. — These reader questions on dog behavior were answered by veterinarians  at the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association, held July 25-29 at the Colorado Convention Center. Q: I feed my cat about half a manufactured raw diet (and half) other healthy brands. Still, Charlie keeps getting ear infections, which my veterinarian…

August 4 2014

America's Favorite Veterinarian: Help Her to the Crown

Dr. Natalie Marks, who may be voted America’s Favorite Veterinarian is on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio….Listen HERE to the petcast of that broadcast. After I say goodbye to my producer Rachel, I salute Dr. Marks. After all, voting for Dr. Marks is the patriotic thing to do. She talks about how practicing veterinary…

April 8 2014

Truth About Leptospirosis: Protecting Your Dog

Leptospirosis has gotten tons of press lately. Actually this bacterial infection is hardly new, and occurs around the globe. One real concern is that this infection is zoonotic, which means people can get it too. Lots and lots of animals can carry the infection, which is spread mostly through urine. Among the critters carrying lepto…

January 9 2013

Leptospirosis Study Rodent Transmission

Leptospirosis is a potential threat to people and to dogs. Leptospirosis is caused by a bacterial organism spread by urine of infected rodents and other animals, and found in water (most commonly standing water). Since people in the U.S. don’t typically drink directly from ponds, streams or puddles, the impact to people – compared to…

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