Sep 19, 2021, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Santa Monica, 1338 5th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
What to know:
We pride ourselves in keeping our furry founders safe and sound. Recently, the L.A. County Department of Public Health sent local vets an Animal Health Alert in July that calls for a change in protocol. With an increase in reported confirmed and suspect Lepto in local dogs this summer, humans can get this disease, too so we want to take all the necessary steps before we open to make sure we nip this in the butt. source
DOG PPL Pop-Up Clinic
We know keeping up with shots for our dog’s is always ongoing so we want to make it as easy as possible for our members. We will be partnering with our Veterinary partner to offer Lepto Vaccinations for them on-site during our Founder’s Opening Weekend August 28-29. Slots are available to be reserved by clicking here.
So, What Exactly Is Lepto?
Leptospirosis is an infectious disease caused by a type of bacteria called Leptospira. The disease causes serious damage to the kidney and liver, and may be fatal in severe cases. Bacteria are passed in the urine of infected animals and can survive in the environment for long periods of time in warm, stagnant water or moist soil.
What Are The Signs Of Leptospirosis?
Severely infected dogs show signs of lethargy, depression, loss of appetite, vomiting, fever, and increased thirst and urination. Dogs may develop jaundice, which means the lining of the mouth and the whites of the eyes turn yellow. In some cases there may be bleeding. Illness typically develops quickly, sometimes in just a few days, and can be rapidly fatal. In comparison, dogs with mild infections may show little or no signs of illness and the disease may go undetected.