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Leptospirosis (again! - sorry!)

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I found some good threads on this but I have a bit of a dilema. Winston's parents were vaccinated and this included the lepto shot. Winston is having his first shots tommorow and the vet was talking through the vaccinations he gives. This was last week when we were talking. I recently found the "dangers of leto shot" thread and phoned the surgery. He's happy to talk it over with me, he said bring along the thread so he can have a read. It was a bit too sciency for me so I was wondering how many people pass up what seems to be a very neccessary vaccination??!! I really dont know what to do about it! From what I can gather the problem stems from a reaction to the vaccine? If his parents were done I'm assuming the chances of complications are low. The vet lives above the surgery and said he would be happy to be on call any time if I was worried after the shots, but he was very confident that the course they use is very good. I've been with them with my other pets, but as this is a whole new ball park I find myself wavering. Please, any comments?
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Oh dear :( This is the worst situation. I'm in the UK and dont need the rabies shot or heartworm or lyme disease shot....but what would you say is a high risk area? I see its carried by rats etc...the main thing is as chis seems to eat and lick every mucky thing they can find on their travels I just assumed it was important as it could be anywhere, although after what you've said I am really worried and confused. I obviously dont want him to come to harm, but oh I dont know. :( Thanks for your advice, I will talk through with the vet, I'm putting off his shots, this is all too confusing at the moment.
Thanks for those articles!!! I'm printing it all out to take with me tommorow!
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