Minnesota Veterinary Hospital Blog
Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease, which means that animals can acquire it and pass it to humans, and vice versa, though this is rare. Although humans, cats, and other animals can sometimes get leptospirosis, the illness that develops from the bacteria Genus leptospira is almost exclusive to dogs. Genus leptospira is the origin of the name leptospirosis. Standing bodies of water such as birdbaths, streams, and ponds are common places for the bacteria to grow and thrive.
Dogs and cats don’t understand the concept of money or a budget, but boy, do humans! We know you’ve probably scratched your head a few times after ordering your pet’s food or even cringed as you waited for your total after your pet’s annual vaccines or a dental cleaning.
When it comes to avoiding dog bites, there is one simple solution that can significantly reduce your risk of being bitten: avoid dogs when they feel nervous, fearful, and anxious.