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LEPTOSPIROSIS ALERT

We want to keep your pets as healthy as possible so we ask that you take a moment and please read this alert.

Leptospirosis is a bacteria that is spread in the urine of rats, mice, raccoons and infected dogs. It causes sudden kidney and/or liver failure in dogs that is life threatening. Leptospirosis is one of the few diseases that can be contagious to humans. Unfortunately, there are large populations of rats in New York City which can harbor this deadly bacteria. Due to the danger this disease poses to dogs and their owners, we are advising that all dogs be vaccinated for leptospirosis. Please check your dog's vaccination records and make sure she/he is vaccinated against leptospirosis.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have or to vaccinate your pets against this pathogen. Please contact us at 212-274-1700 to make an appointment or if you have any questions.