General information on Distemper
Distemper usually affects puppies but can also appear in older dogs. Distemper is highly contagious viral disease that invades all body tissue. The infection can cause respiratory, intestinal and nervous system symptoms.
Distemper can be fatal with or without treatment and can leave a dog with nervous system disorders after recovery.
Once a dog has been exposed to the distemper virus, the incubation period can be two days up to two weeks.
Symptoms of Distemper
Distemper starts with symptoms similar to a cold with runny nose, runny eyes and lack of energy. Symptoms may include vomiting and diarrhea. After a short time other symptoms will appear including heavy eye and nose discharge then possible neurological symptoms such as twitching and seizures.
Treatments for Distemper
Proper immunizations are the best bet for keeping you dog from getting distemper. It is important for puppies to get their full series of vaccinations on time.
If the puppy or dog gets distemper, the only way to fight it is with supportive care such as intravenous fluids and antibiotics, which may help secondary infections from occurring.
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Distemper experience by - Nick
My mom have a 4yo shitzu and was diagnosed with Distemper after having her Blood Check, after a day or two on Antibiotics the Vet recommended Euthanasia but we declined to it and brought her home, we searched on the internet a way of increasing her immune system to combat the ailment and end up discovering Transfer Factor Plus by 4Life, we quickly proceeded to the center to w/c the said product is sold and Purchased the Supplement, we administered TF Plus on high dosages immediately and after two days there was a significant lessening of the seizures and lowering of fever, we continued for 2weeks giving her the supplement on high dosage and in three weeks time as if nothing has happened, since then we see to it that our pets receive TF Plus on a regular basis as a maintenance, hope this could help other loving pet owners
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