Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I went to see my lady vet yesterday to have the first of my leptospirosis shots. This is a bacteria that is found in most animals including livestock and wildlife and is passed via the urine into the water sources and can live in the soil for many years. It is especially recommended for dogs that are living in an area that was once farm land (where I live it was a dairy farm just 5 years ago) and it also recommended for dogs that go to State parks where there is wildlife - something I also do a lot. This is a contagious disease that can be passed from one dog to another and to humans too and as there has been quite a few cases around here lately mom decided it would be better to be "safe then sorry". I had my shot and then we had to wait half an hour to make sure I didn't haven't any any reaction to it.....I didn't and everything was fine. I have to go back in two weeks and have the second shot and then I will be covered. I am also one happy dog today, the temperature has shot up and mom had to put the air conditioning on - which meant I got to lay on my nice cool vent - oh how I have missed my cool vent - sigh!