Distemper is a highly contagious deadly disease. Puppies and dogs usually become infected through airborne exposure to the virus contained in respiratory secretions of an infected dog or wild animal.
Signs of distemper include: eye discharge that might look watery to pus-like, fever, nasal discharge, coughing, lethargy, vomiting, and diarrhea. In later stages, seizures, twitching, and partial paralysis present as a result of the nervous system being attacked by the virus.
Puppies especially are at risk because their immune systems aren't mature enough and they might not have completed their series of vaccinations.
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Please be aware that there has been a reported distemper outbreak seen in raccoons across North Texas. Plano has reported 49 cases just in the last three weeks.
Vaccination against distemper will protect your pet from this life threatening disease. Keep your pets away from wildlife and avoid leaving any food outdoors. If your pet is not current on their distemper vaccination please call us to schedule an appointment. McKinney-972-529-5033 or Dallas- 972-239-1309.
A common problem among cats is being overweight. Many pet owners are not sure what to do about their overweight cats, but there are steps you can take to help your cat lose weight. Watch this video to learn more.
Cats are obligate carnivores, which means that they need a diet that is high in protein. It is important to read and understand the labels on cat food to make sure that your cat is getting the proper nutrition. Portion control is essential to helping your cat’s weight problem. If your cat is on the sedentary side, it does not need as much food as a very active cat does.
The veterinarians at Chastain Veterinary Medical Group can give you even more ways to get your overweight cat’s weight back on track. Call Meadow Brook Animal Hospital of McKinney at (972) 529-5033 or Preston Road Animal Hospital of Dallas at (972) 239-1309 to find out more about our comprehensive veterinary services.