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Leishmaniasis in Dogs

Impavido is approved for human use only

Canine leishmaniasis is a zoonotic disease caused by Leishmania parasites transmitted by the bite of an infected phlebotomine sandfly. Leishmaniasis can cause severe illness in dogs and, eventually, kidney failure. If you see the signs of leishmaniasis in your dog, consult your veterinarian immediately for a proper diagnosis and treatment, and be sure to notify your vet if you have traveled anywhere with your dog recently.



  • Skin lesions

  • Alopecia (hair loss)

  • Dermatitis

  • Scaly, thick, or discolored skin

  • Chapped muzzle or footpads

  • Skin nodules or lumps

  • Long or brittle nails


  • Diarrhea

  • Blood in stool

  • Nose bleed

  • Vomiting

  • Exercise intolerance

  • Swollen lymph nodes

  • Enlarged spleen

  • Decreased appetite

  • Weight loss

  • Fever

  • Abnormal nails

  • Similar symptoms to kidney disease

  • Increased drinking and urination

  • Joint pain

  • Muscle inflammation

  • Anemia

Honeymooners and Great Dane affected by the same Disease. Both Treated with Impavido.

Impavido® (miltefosine) is an FDA-approved treatment for cutaneous,  mucosal and visceral leishmaniasis in patients 12 years of age and older. PLEASE SEE FULL PRESCRIBING INFO

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