The first step in determining treatment and even whether your dog has Leptospirosis whether she is exhibiting any symptoms of the disease. We have another article where we discuss the symptoms of Leptospirosis in dogs
so we won’t rehash that here.
If your puppy is not showing any signs of illness, you most likely won’t notice that he has Leptospirosis. Like most other bacterial infections, your dog may quickly get over it and never be bothered by it.
If you pooch is showing any of the signs or symptoms of Leptospirosis, first and foremost you need to immediately take precautions to avoid infection for yourself. You should wear latex gloves and be extremely cautious around any urine or blood.
You should then attempt to get your pet in to see his veterinarian as soon as possible. Given the serious risks involved with Leptospirosis, it is not out of the question to consider taking your pet in after normal vet hours, to an emergency clinic, or to a specialty hospital.
Be sure to take your pet’s medical records, and be ready to answer questions regarding the circumstances that led to your pet becoming ill.
The veterinarian will then run various tests to determine whether your pup is ill. If your dog is exhibiting the “usual” symptoms, your vet may prescribe antibiotics. If symptoms are slight, your vet may allow your pet to go home. Although, it is just as likely that they will keep him due to the risk of infection of others at your house.