Healthy Diet, Healthy Dog! Distemper isn’t something to underestimate. With a mortality rate of 50% in adult dogs and 80% in puppies, it’s considered one of the deadliest diseases in dogs. To make things even worse, there’s currently no available cure for it. The only way for infected dogs to recover is through supportive care, […]
Why Do Vaccines Fail? Since Feline Distemper doesn’t have a cure, cat owners are strongly urged to get their feline friends vaccinated. There may not be a 100% guarantee that doing so will keep cats from contracting the virus, but most Feline Distemper vaccines are highly effective and significantly reduce the risk of infection. However, […]
Bacterial Skin Infections in Dogs As with any disease, Distemper causes an infected dog’s immune system to become weaker than normal. That means, throughout their treatment and recovery period, they’re vulnerable to all sorts of harmful pathogens, including opportunistic bacteria, which typically don’t cause problems but can do so when the body’s defenses are down. […]
What’s Pinkeye? Pinkeye, also known as conjunctivitis, is a condition where the tissues covering the front portion of the eyes and lining the eyelids become inflamed and itchy. Normally, the inflammation is only seen in one eye but it can also spread to both eyes. While pinkeye can affect any dog, certain factors can make […]
Brain Damage in Distemper Survivors If you’ve already done a bit of research on Distemper, then by now, you probably know that the potentially life-threatening disease has three stages of infection. When dogs pick up the virus, they typically experience respiratory effects (sneezing, coughing, nasal, and eye discharge) within one to two weeks. As the […]
Chest Thumping? Really? While the title may seem a bit clickbait-y and completely untrue, it’s honestly anything but. Chest thumping is an actual thing and for years, it’s been used to aid in the treatment of dogs with Distemper. It’s nothing like what Tarzan does to his chest, though—goodness! The thumping is done in a […]
Some Diseases Resemble Distemper Symptoms Since Canine Distemper has three different stages of infection, it also comes with a variety of warning signs that oftentimes resemble other diseases. Throw in the fact that there’s no specific test to separate Distemper from other illnesses, the process of forming a correct diagnosis can be long and tiring […]
5 Things That Can Help with Nose Discharge Nose discharge is one of the first signs that develop in dogs with Distemper. Since it usually leads to airway blockage, it can make it difficult for dogs to breathe normally. So as a dog owner, if you see mucus dripping down your sick pup’s nose or […]
Distemper Could Lead to Pneumonia The Canine Distemper Virus is a highly contagious, often fatal, viral disease that affects vulnerable dogs and puppies. Like any other illness, it causes the immune system to become weak, making infected canines more susceptible to developing secondary illnesses and infections. What makes Canine Distemper so dangerous is that it […]Continue Reading...
Cleaning Your Home After a Foster Cat with Feline Distemper The best thing about fostering is that you get to help a lot of shelter or rescue cats prepare for, and find, future forever homes. In addition to being such a rewarding experience, it’s a wonderful way to lessen the burden of shelters, as well […]Continue Reading...