The Three Stages of Canine Distemper
The Three Stages of Canine Distemper Canine Distemper is a viral disease that affects dogs. Usually, the unvaccinated adult dogs and puppies are the most at risk for contracting this disease. It’s highly contagious and can easily spread from one dog to another in enclosed spaces. Each time an infected [...]
5 Everyday Foods That Can Help Prevent Distemper
Healthy Diet, Healthy Dog! Distemper is one of the deadliest diseases in dogs. With a mortality rate of 50% in adult dogs and 80% in puppies, it is not something to underestimate. To top it all off, there is currently no cure for it. Supportive care is the only way [...]
Chest Thumping: How Does Coupage Help Distemper In Dogs
Distemper in dogs has various effects on the affected one, including the accumulation of secretions in the lungs. This is where chest-thumping enters, physiotherapy that can help loosen and remove the excess phlegm, mucus, and sputum that makes it hard to breathe. Some owners are encouraged to do coupage, the medical [...]
What Causes Skin Infections in Dogs with Distemper?
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 [...]
Everything You Need to Know About Pinkeye in Dogs with Distemper
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 [...]
Vomiting and Diarrhea in Dogs: Is It Distemper? What Should I Do?
Vomiting and Diarrhea in Dogs As a dog owner, seeing your healthy, normally food-loving canine companion start vomiting and having diarrhea can be quite alarming. Since these symptoms are often associated with several devastating illnesses, including Parvo and Distemper, it’s important that you know what to do and when to [...]
Dogs That Overcome Distemper Often Suffer Brain Damage: Here’s What You Need to Know
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 [...]
3 Diseases That Mimic Canine Distemper
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 [...]