Canine Distemper

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Canine distemper is caused by a virus that is shed in bodily fluids of infected animals. The virus affects primarily the lungs, intestines, and nervous system.

Symptoms of the infection can include coughing, diarrhea, vomiting, inappetance, dehydration, weight loss, seizures, and encephalitis. Secondary infections can present as discharge from the eyes and/or nose, and pneumonia. Puppies, especially those from shelters, are at the highest risk.

Currently there are no antiviral medications to treat canine distemper. Treatment is aimed at controlling secondary bacterial infections with antibiotics and supportive care as needed. Vaccination aimed at preventing distemper is the best strategy. Puppies should be isolated from other dogs until they have completed their series of vaccinations at 16 weeks of age.

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Monday:

7:30am

6:00pm

Tuesday:

7:30am

6:00pm

Wednesday:

7:30am

6:00pm

Thursday:

7:30am

6:00pm

Friday:

7:30am

6:00pm

Saturday:

8:00am

12:00pm

Sunday:

Closed

Closed

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  • "I love this veterinarian office so much! They are truly caring and always so friendly! Dr. Mike is amazing! He took my deathly sick puppy and has worked a miracle on him. Our puppy Teddy loves him too!"
    Carol C.
  • "Thank you so much for your patience today! Staff is super sweet and truly pet loving! After spending 3.5 hrs with them I guess I’m an expert! The entire time they were friendly, professional and kept us entertained! 😘
    And Dr Mike you can’t resist him 😉"
    Sylvia H.
  • "I love this veterinarians office so much! Dr. Mike is so sweet and special! Louis is also and all the staff! Dr. Mike always calls to check on my babies! Thank you all for all the great things you all do for me and our family! Louie and Larry and Thomas and Izzy and Zelda send their love!"
    Cynthia J.