Distemper in Dogs
Distemper is a highly contagious disease that can lead to death. It affects the eyes, brain, digestive and respiratory systems of an animal. In more severe cases it can affect the neurological systems and lead to brain inflammation, which is irreversible.
This virus is spread through the air or by coming in contact with an infected animal's feces. It isn't age specific, any animal can get it at any age which is why it is important to keep your pet protected.
There isn't a cure for distemper, a veterinarian can only treat the symptoms and try to prevent further damage. Fortunately there are vaccines that prevent animals from contracting the disease.
The vaccines can start at as early as six weeks of age. It is extremely important to follow your veterinarian's instructions and schedule for vaccination.
Symptoms of Distemper are the following:
Lack of Appetite
Seizures ... and many others.
If you suspect your pet might have this virus, take them to the vet immediately. Diagnosis can only be accurate with a blood test and observed by a medical professional.
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