Canine Distemper

Canine Distemper

Source: American Veterinary Medical Association

Canine distemper is a contagious and serious disease caused by a virus that attacks the respiratory, gastrointestinal and nervous systems of puppies and dogs.

The virus can also be found in wildlife such as foxes, wolves, coyotes, raccoons, skunks, mink and ferrets and has been reported in lions, tigers, leopards and other wild cats as well as seals.

How is canine distemper spread?
Puppies and dogs most often become infected through airborne exposure (through sneezing or coughing) to the virus from an infected …

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