Canine Distemper

  • Posted: March 7, 2013 
  • by cheryl_ashford   -  
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What is Canine Distemper?

Canine distemper is a highly contagious viral disease which infects dogs. It is similar to the measles virus.It affects the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and nervous system in puppies and dogs.

How is Canine Distemper spread?

Puppies and dogs generally contact Canine Distemper through airborne exposure to the virus from blood, urine, or saliva.

What are the symptoms for Canine Distemper?

They symptoms are high fever and respiratory illness.

  • It is most common in puppies from 3 – 6 months of age.
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • thick mucus from the eyes.

How is Canine Distemper diagnosed?

A canine distemper test and seeing how your dog is behaving are the ways to find out if your dog may have Canine Distemper.

When to visit your vet?

Immediately when you are under suspicion that your dog may have Canine Distemper.

How can you prevent Canine Distemper?

Make sure your dog has their yearly shots. The shot for Canine Distemper is called Distemper. Keep your home clean to make sure any viruses would be killed.

Keep your dog healthy by taking your dog for yearly vaccinations, including Canine Distemper.

Cheryl Sabens

Ashford Manor Labradoodles

Australian Labradoodle Breeder Indiana

765-714-1436

 


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