The humans have been in quarantine but our resident wildlife certainly has not!
There have been an increase in wildlife sightings in urban areas as the normally busy city is much quieter. While it is very cute to see Bambi and Wile E Coyote on the street it does represent an increased risk to our pets.
Wildlife can carry a variety of infectious diseases such as Distemper, Rabies, Leptospirosis and parasites such as ticks and tapeworms.
Please make sure your dog is:
1) Is up to date on with their Rabies vaccination
2) Is up to date with their Distemper vaccination
3) ** Has had their Leptospriosis vaccination and is up to date. **
Leptospirosis used to be a vaccine reserved for outdoor/ farm dogs so not all dogs have this vaccine. At Mac Animal Clinic we strongly consider Leptospirosis a CORE vaccination. Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease shed in the urine of wildlife such as raccoons, skunks, beavers and rodents, which can cause fatal kidney and liver failure. It is also a disease that can be spread from dogs to humans.
4) Has tick prevention
For more information, contact the clinic at 905 844 6786 or visit our website https://www.macvets.com/canine-vaccinations.html. Stay safe our two and four legged friends!