Last updated on September 7th, 2023 at 08:52 pm
2. Canine Distemper
Canine distemper is another highly contagious viral disease in dogs. This condition can cause respiratory, gastrointestinal, and neurological problems.
The canine distemper virus spreads through airborne exposure to respiratory secretions.
It affects various body systems, including the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and nervous systems.
Puppies are particularly vulnerable.
Early signs of the condition include:
- Nasal discharge
More advanced signs like neurological issues (twitching, seizures) follow the above symptoms.
For dogs with canine distemper, supportive care is necessary, including:
- Antibiotics to prevent secondary infections
- Anticonvulsants for seizures
- Fluids to combat dehydration
Vaccination is essential for prevention.