The Top 8 Ways To Prevent The Spread Of Distemper

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Here Are The Top 8 Ways To Prevent The Spread Of Distemper Looking for the top ways that you can prevent the spread of disease?  Here they are!  Distemper is a serious and potentially fatal illness that impacts cats and dogs, as well as many other animal species.  Thankfully, this disease is also very preventable, […]

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Do You Know What the Signs of Distemper Are?

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Do You Know What the Signs of Distemper Are? Since our pets cannot directly tell us what is wrong, we need to be extra observant when it comes to their health.  The Distemper virus comes along with deadly and scary symptoms in both cats and dogs, and it is important to learn what to look […]

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Do Senior Dogs and Cats Need Vaccinations?

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Do Senior Dogs and Cats Need Vaccinations? Well, the simple answer is, it depends.  The need for vaccination greatly depends on the current health and vaccination history of your pet.  Dogs older than seven years of age are considered senior pets, and cats are considered elderly by the time they are about 11 years old.  […]

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The Who, What, When, Where, and Why’s of Animal Quarantine

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What is Quarantine? When you hear the word “quarantine”, you may think about the plague and yellow caution tape.  However, quarantine can actually help your pet and other animals from getting sick, and it is actually a lot less scary than it seems! Quarantine is a strategy used to limit the exposure of illness to […]

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Distemper in Lions, Tigers, and Bears? Oh My!

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Wildlife Species Impacted by Canine Distemper Thought Canine Distemper only affected dogs?  Think again.  The Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) is spread worldwide, infecting animals of multiple species.  We most commonly hear about the disease impacting unvaccinated domesticated dogs, however, the virus can be found in several wildlife populations.  These populations include wild canids such as […]

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9 Ways Feline Distemper is Similar to Canine Parvovirus

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Feline Distemper should really be called Feline Parvovirus.  Why you ask? Well for starters, Feline Distemper, also known as Panleukopenia, is a virus that impacts the rapidly dividing cells in a cat’s body, much like the Canine Parvovirus.  The name literally means pan- (all) leuko- (white blood cells) -penia (lack of), meaning that all of […]

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