Leptospirosis Caution

Attention

As you are aware 2015 has been the year that we, Bullard Marks Veterinary Hospital, have been going above and beyond to encourage all of our clients to protect their canine furry loved ones against Leptospirosis.

Leptospirosis is a bacteria that can be transmitted by numerous wildlife animals such as possums, raccoons, skunks and rats, to name a few, to canines. This bacteria also falls into the zoonotic category, meaning it can also be transmitted to humans.

We are contacting you because it has come to our attention that a few Leptospirosis cases have been recently diagnosed in Fresno. We have been informed that these cases had only one vaccination performed and did not have a booster vaccine 2-6 weeks post the initial injection.

Our office is now redefining our protocol on this vaccination and informing all our clients to have a total of two vaccines performed. The second vaccine (booster) would be performed within 2-6 weeks of the first vaccination. At this time, we are also contacting all previously vaccinated patients’ owners and recommending the same. Your pet’s health is of the upmost importance to us and as we become educated on new health recommendations we aim to provide you with the same information.

Please call us at 559-432-0887 at your earliest convenience so we may schedule your pet’s appointment and answer any questions you may have. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.