I have read that Leptospirosis is on the upswing, even in the city. My dogs have not been vaccinated to prevent it. I understand there are some strains resistant to the vaccine. Do you vaccinate for Leptospirosis? Has anyone had a dog that contracted the disease? Thanks
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I have read that Leptospirosis is on the upswing, even in the city. My dogs have not been vaccinated to ... to the vaccine. Do you vaccinate for Leptospirosis? Has anyone had a dog that contracted the disease? Thanks Be Free..Judy

Two Elkhounds on our list (Elkhounds) have died in the past month of lepto. I vaccinate my dog.
I have read that Leptospirosis is on the upswing, even in the city. My dogs have not been vaccinated to ... strains resistant to the vaccine. Do you vaccinate for Leptospirosis? Has anyone had a dog that contracted the disease? Thanks

Maui had it once. Cali never did.
Maui had it once. Cali never did.

Had Lepto or the vaccine?

Lynne
Maui had it once. Cali never did.

Had Lepto or the vaccine?

the vaccine
Do you vaccinate for Leptospirosis?

No, but my vet does (HA HA HA). My dogs all get vaccinated against Lepto, but they're around other dogs that live in dog lots.

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No, but my vet does (HA HA HA). My dogs all get vaccinated against Lepto, but they're around other dogs that live in dog lots.

And mine don't get the lepto vaccinations.
The breeder had a dog die from the vaccine (she says Cornell confirmed) and schnauzers can apparently have bad reactions to it. Add to that the strains that are not covered by the vaccine and it makes the risk tilt toward unacceptable for me.
And my brain says that if caught early that it's treatable?

So mine got it in their initial shots and then never again. Spenser did get one when the vet disregarded my request and slipped it in when she took him to the lab to draw blood for a HW check. I screamed bloody murder, they didn't charge me for it (!) and I never returned to that vet practice. And now the dogs never leave the room for procedures. And I have heard that the particular vet (I've been told that she had a rather vigilante attitude toward vaccines) has left that practice.
Judy
At the moment, no I do not. I have in the past given it - separately from the rest as they get DHPP on the 3 year schedule - but I was herding and tracking regularly in a high risk area. It's something I evaluate regularly, depending on what activities the girls are in, and where. When Faith starts herding regularly I may start her.

Hope
I have read that Leptospirosis is on the upswing, even in the city. My dogs have not been vaccinated to ... to the vaccine. Do you vaccinate for Leptospirosis? Has anyone had a dog that contracted the disease? Thanks Be Free..Judy

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Devon had hers in June.
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