Vaccination is a key factor in preventing canine distemper

10/18/2010 | Ironton Tribune (Ohio), The

Canine distemper, a virus that attacks the nervous, respiratory and gastrointestinal systems of infected animals, is highly infectious among dogs but can be avoided by having them vaccinated against the disease early on, a Kentucky vet writes in this article that cites the AVMA. "Vaccination and avoiding contact with infected animals are key elements of canine distemper prevention," according to the AVMA.

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