What to Know About Distemper

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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