Thanks, Scarlett's Mom. I will bring that note with me to the vet.
Thanks, Dave. I just went to the website of the Minnesota Department of Health and looked at the Annual Summary of Communicable Diseases Reported to the Minnesota Department of Health from 1997 through 2016 and could not find evidence of even one case of Leptospirosis being reported (despite the requirement that cases be reported within one day of diagnosis).
The following is from the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov/leptospirosis/he...ers/index.html
Incidence and Trends
It is estimated that 100-200 Leptospirosis cases are identified annually in the United States. About 50% of cases occur in Hawaii.
The largest recorded U.S. outbreak occurred in 1998, when 775 people were exposed to the disease. Of these, 110 became infected.
Although incidence in the United States is relatively low, leptospirosis is considered to be the most widespread zoonotic disease in the world.
Significant increases in incidence have been reported from Peru and Ecuador following heavy rainfall and flooding in the spring of 1998. Thailand has also reported a rapid increase in incidence between 1995 and 2000.
So it seems we don't need the lepto vaccine for Shama.
Thanks, Barbara. I do appreciate hearing what you have been doing with sweet Loki. Hope you're still enjoying grooming him in his puppy cut!
Now I have to figure out what to do about the other vaccines. DHPP and Bordetella . . .