The best way to prevent canine distemper is to vaccinate your dogs beginning at six to eight weeks of age with revaccination every three to four weeks until 16-20 weeks of. Remember that distemper is a very dangerous virus that is often life-threatening. The chances of your dog recovering from distemper depend on the strain of the virus the strength of your dogs immune system and the care it receives.
Canine distemper is seen worldwide but because of the widespread use of successful vaccines it is much less common than it was in the 1970s. Once your veterinarian decides that your dog is stable enough to go home it is important to watch your dogs appetite and how much it drinks and continue to give all medications. Usually once they recover theyre fine Dr.
This is a problem if you dont know your dog has been exposed to distemper. It is caused by a virus that affects dogs and ferrets as well as some wildlife including raccoons wolves foxes and skunks. Care focuses on relieving symptoms.
Can a dog recover from distemper. How can I treat my dogs distemper at home. The virus may persist in recovered carrier dogs and in.
Dogs with very strong immune systems theres no way to tell may fully recover but others will worsen and may eventually die from the disease. Recovery depends on a variety of conditions.