If there’s one canine disease which strikes fear into the minds of pet owners it’s Canine Distemper.
Canine Distemper is caused by a highly contagious virus which affects the gastrointestinal, respiratory, skin, immune, and central nervous system. Symptoms can take up to 14 days to show up after being exposed.
Signs and symptoms are:
- Nasal discharge
- Eye discharge
- Difficulty breathing
- Loss of appetite
- Thickening of nose and footpads
- Muscle twitching
- Involuntary movement.
There is no known cure for Canine Distemper. Veterinary treatment usually relies on treating individual symptoms and using antibiotics to prevent secondary infections. It is for this reason that prevention is considered the most accurate way of eradicating and protecting your dog from distemper. Call us on 0999 885 1219 / 035 528 5015 or message us on Facebook to discuss preventative measures or treatment if you suspect you dog has Distemper, or has come in to contact with other dogs diagnosed with the disease.
Remember, all profits from Waggin Tails Vet Clinic go directly to the Dumaguete Animal Sanctuary to help them with the financial burden of saving strays in Dumaguete.