Cedar Pet Clinic Blog

FROM OUR VETS: Leptospirosis and Dogs


New Report on Leptospirosis

Cedar Pet Clinic vets have reviewed a new report, based on a literature review, which offers a consensus opinion on leptospirosis and provides evidence-based justification for recommendations regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of this disease. This consensus statement was presented at the 2010 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) forum and was published in the Jan./Feb. 2011 issue of the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
"While we should still suspect leptospirosis in dogs with kidney or liver disease, the clinical presentation of leptospirosis can vary widely. Some dogs may not even show signs of clinical illness, while others will become severely ill and ultimately die of the disease. Dogs with renal involvement may have signs typical of renal disease such as increased water consumption, increased urinarion, dehydration, vomiting, and diarrhea. It is important to note, however, that infected dogs not in kidney failure may show similar symptoms. Dogs that present with liver involvement may show signs of jaundice, vomiting or diarrhea. Respiratory signs may also be present.

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Amazing youtube video on Dr. Baillie and the Wildcats

We thank The Wildcat Sanctuary for making and posting a youtube video about our work caring for their rescued cats.

We are the doctors for the lions, tigers, cougars, bobcats, and many other cats who have found a forever home at the Sanctuary; Dr. Baillie is the volunteer Medical Director, and time, goods, and services are donated by the clinic, by Dr. Plantz, and by our staff.

"These creatures, many of them, have had hard lives and have now landed in a safe and caring place. We care about keeping them healthy...all of them," said Dr. Baillie.



Clinic Kitty Moe Arrayed for Springtime

Moe SpringtimeOur official clinic greeter, Moe, is shown here arrayed for the spring we all hope will soon arrive.

Photographing Moe is a regular clinic pastime... we have shots of Holiday Moe and Valentine Moe as well...but it's not easy! Note the yellow posting behind him. "Moe can be cranky", posted by our receptionist team. Aaaawwww, that sweet kitty?!

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1014 Dale Street North
St. Paul, MN 55117
(Inside Como Park Animal Hospital just north of downtown St. Paul)
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Oakdale, MN 55128


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1542 7th St. W.
St. Paul, MN 55012
(located 2 blocks east of 35E)