After becoming infected with leptospirosis, Buchi spent nine days in hospital, including two days on kidney dialysis. Photo: courtesy of Tong Jun-wan
After becoming infected with leptospirosis, Buchi spent nine days in hospital, including two days on kidney dialysis. Photo: courtesy of Tong Jun-wan
Wellness

How leptospirosis left a pet dog fighting for its life in a Hong Kong vet’s clinic and its owner with a US$50,000 bill

  • Leptospirosis, a bacterial disease spread in rat urine, can seriously damage pets’ liver and kidneys, in some cases killing them. People can get it too
  • One Hong Kong dog owner sees his infected pet recover; another is not so lucky. Vets warn owners to keep dogs on a leash around watercourses to avoid the bug

After becoming infected with leptospirosis, Buchi spent nine days in hospital, including two days on kidney dialysis. Photo: courtesy of Tong Jun-wan
After becoming infected with leptospirosis, Buchi spent nine days in hospital, including two days on kidney dialysis. Photo: courtesy of Tong Jun-wan
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