So there is more and more evidence showing that it is not necessary to give your Australian Labradoodle a Leptospirosis shot. Leptospirosis is one of the things that vets have always said to make sure you give your dog because humans can get it. If your Australian Labradoodle lives in your home and is not an outside dog, there is little chance that they will be catching Leptrospirosis bacterium.
Leptospirosis is a very rare infection which can cause death. It has been shown to occur usually in tropical climates in the spring and summer and it generally occur and can be treated with medications. A very small percentage of people have actually died from it. It is transferred by water which an animal has urinated in.
Symptoms of Leptospirosis in Humans
- muscle pain
- dry cough
- shaking, chills
- nausea, vomitting, and diarrhea
Signs and Symptoms of Leptospirosis in Dogs
- Joint or muscle pain (may not want to move)
- Decreased appetite
- Vomiting and diarrhea
- Yellow around gums and eyes
- Frequent Urination
Leptospirosis is a painful vaccination if given alone. This is a vaccine that has a higher chance of causing an allergic reaction. There is no Leptospirosis shot which covers every strand, so there is still a chance your Australian Labradoodle could get the infection.
There is still much debate about the Leptospirosis vaccine. This is something that you will need to speak to your veterinarian about as they will know more about this in your area. Please be advised to why your vet chooses to give the vaccine or doesn’t and make sure they are aware of the habits of your dog. If they are an outdoor dog or an inside dog, if you live in the country or in the city, and questions like this.
Ashford Manor Labradoodles is an Australian Labradoodle breeder in Indiana. We take great pride in our Labradoodles and they all live in our home or with a guardian family. We do not take our dogs health lightly, we go through extensive testing each year with our dogs so they are in premium health to breed. We share with our puppy families education and knowledge so you too can have a healthy dog.
No one wants a sick dog, take care of your dog. It is more cost efficient to take care of your dog and do routine vet visits than it is to have a sick dog. Take care of your canine companion, they will be with you for years to come!
Thank you for visiting Ashford Manor Labradoodles and learning more about your dogs health and Leptospirosis vaccine!
Ashford Manor Labradoodles
Indiana breeder of the Australian Labradoodle