Leptospirosis Prevalent After Hurricane Sandy, Assisi Veterinary Hospital Educates Pet Owners on Prevention

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Assisi Veterinary Hospital in Malverne, New York, educates dog owners about protecting their dog and family from the effects of Leptospirosis. The bacterial disease, which has become more prevalent after hurricane Sandy, can affect both dogs and humans, and can be prevented by a simple vaccination.

Assisi Veterinary Hospital, a full-service, state-of-the-art animal hospital in Malverne, New York, recently offered key information about the affects of Leptospirosis and how the disease can be prevented. The disease can cause end-stage liver and kidney damage in dogs and can also cause severe symptoms of illness in humans.

Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that causes fever, nausea and occasionally meningitis in humans and liver and kidney damage in dogs. Dogs can become infected when on a walk if they encounter a stagnant pool of water that has been contaminated with rat urine. Dog owners can protect their pet by scheduling a wellness exam at Assisi Veterinary Hospital, where pets can receive a vaccine to protect them from the effects of the disease.

"Due to hurricane Sandy, Leptospirosis has been on the rise because outbreaks commonly occur when dogs are exposed to water that is contaminated with infected urine from rodents after flooding and heavy rain," said Rick Guzman, owner of Assisi Veterinary Hospital. "Dog owners can protect their pets from the effects of this bacteria by having them vaccinated. Give us a call today to see how we can help you protect your dog and family."

Assisi Veterinary Hospital is committed to arming pet owners with the information they need to keep their pets healthy and safe. For complete information about vaccinations for Leptospirosis and all other Assisi Veterinary Hospital services, visit their website at http://www.assisivh.com or call (516) 256-0022 to schedule an appointment.

About the company:
Assisi Veterinary Hospital is a full service, state of the art facility offering the very best in high quality care for all of pet's needs. With their fully licensed, caring and compassionate staff, they will care for pets as if they were their own. The Animal Hospital boasts a staff of over 18 accredited and fully trained specialists ready to care for all pets. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.assisivh.com.

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