Thank you for posting this Courtney!
I think this Q & A is important for people to read when contemplating the risky Lepto vaccination.
My veterinarian believes anytime dogs are in contact with water that they are at HIGH risk for contracting leptospirosis.
Dr. Dodds Answer: Not so.
Most Leptospirosis strains (there are about 200) do not cause disease, and of the seven clinically important strains, only four — L. icterohaemorrhagiae, L. canicola, L. grippotyphosa, and L. pomona serovars — are found in today’s vaccines. So, exposure risk depends upon which serovars of Lepto have been documented to cause clinical leptospirosis in the area where you live. You can call the county health department or local animal control and ask.