Leptospirosis: A Primer for Dog Owners

Maywood_iStock_000015910808_LargeWhile it isn’t a disease that gets a lot of press, leptospirosis is a serious disease that dog owners need to be familiar with. This bacterial disease not only affects dogs, but can also infect people, as well.

Leptospirosis is common in the New Jersey area, and infection rates are on the rise. Keep reading to learn what it is and how to protect yourself and your pets.


Leptospirosis is a bacterial organism that lives in the urine of infected animals. The bacteria attacks the liver and kidneys, resulting in serious disease. Continue…