Canine Distemper FAQs



Canine Distemper is the worst ever disease that may not happen to your pet. In the case of your dog affected by Canine Distemper, you must know What to do? and know about the Homeopathic treatment of Canine Distemper that can prevent your pet from the life threat.

Q. What are the symptoms of distemper in dogs?

Ans. Symptoms of distemper in dogs are the high rise of temperature 103 to 104 degree Fahrenheit {Diphasic fever}, dry nose, congested eyes, oculonasal discharge, pneumonia, loss of appetite, vomition, abdominal pain.

Nervous symptom-restlessness, excitement, jaw chewing movement, excessive salivation and convulsion, epilepsy dog may fall, chorea ( jerky movement of a group of muscle), muscle spasm be observed in lips, cheeks, jaw head,  neck, and limb muscle.

Cutaneous symptoms- Footpads and nose skin became very hard due to hyperkeratinization so the dog may experience difficultly in walking on hard objects leading to lameness.

Q. Can a dog recover from distemper?

Ans. Recovery from distemper depends upon your dog’s immune response Distemper is fatal in 50 % of cases. Dog’s with weaker immunity and health may not survive. Anti canine distemper serum may be tried to safeguard the life of the patient is to be administered as quickly as possible. With this, we can also use Homeopathic Veterinary Medicine Drops STRESSZA 30ml,  20 drops three times a day in the adult dog.

Q. How does a dog get Canine Distemper?

Ans. Distemper is an infectious viral disease. The transmission mode of the virus is airborne through secretion & excretion. The healthy dogs pick up the infection through the droplets of the infected one and the disease may be indirectly be transmitted through the ingestion of contaminated food and water.

Q. How common is Canine Distemper?

Ans. 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.

It is still common in a population where vaccination rates are low and in stray dogs.  The virus may present still 3 months in recovered dog’s so these are good sources of distemper infection. It is essential to keep vaccination of our dog population to prevent distemper.

Puppies and old dogs who have not vaccinated are prone to infection of distemper. You can give Homeopathic Veterinary medicine Drops CANASULE No. 1 to boost the immunity of your pet can help to fight against distemper.

Q. Can a dog get distemper if vaccinated?

Ans. If the immunity and health status of a dog is very weak and the vaccination of a dog is not proper in the way of a booster dose, quality of vaccine, age of vaccination than the vaccinated dog can get distemper.

Q. What do you feed a dog with distemper?

Ans. The Diet of distemper patient should be a semi-solid soft or liquid diet, amount of water, electrolyte, probiotic should be more in the diet like curd, etc. If the dog unable to eat than feed manually by 20 ml syringe and if the dog suffering from vomiting and diarrhea than I/v fluids should be administered.

Q. What do you do for a dog with distemper?

Ans. As soon as possible isolate the dog from others if any you have. Provide fluid therapy, give B complex, and other vitamin c to boost the immunity of the dog. Give sedative for neurological problems like fits, convulsions.

Provide adequate care and nursing to your dog. The animal should be free from Ecto and Endoparasites. For early recovery use Homeopathic Veterinary Medicine Drops STRESSZA 30ml.  20 drop two to three times a day for an adult.

Q. How long do dogs with distemper live?

Ans. In the case of distemper two-phase of fever comes between an interval of 11 -12 days. The first phase of fever remains to continue till 96 hr. So the dog may suffer by distemper for a period of 20 -25 days. If the dog recovered than survive many years with some neurological problems like muscular spasm, muscle twitching, etc. If the dog not recovered from the disease than it may die during 10 – 15 days of illness period.

You can use Homeopathic Veterinary Medicines for better results Drops STRESSZA 30ml  20 drops three times in a day for an adult.

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Q. Is distemper worse than parvo ?

Ans. Distemper is more worsen than parvo because hemorrhagic gastroenteritis comes in both diseases distemper and parvo but in the case of distemper inflammation of the spinal cord, brain, and central nervous system and inflammation of respiratory and urinary tract epithelium so dog condition more worsens in distemper than parvo.

Q. Do older dogs need distemper shots?

Ans. Yes of course in older dog’s distemper vaccination is very necessary because older dogs immunity get weaken with time progression than the chance of infection is more in older dog’s. Please give your dog Homeopathic Veterinary Medicine drop ie CANASULE No. 1 –  30 ml.    20 drop three times  a day for adult

Q. Is distemper required?

And. Distemper is not required. The chance of infection depends upon your pet immunity, age, and vaccination status. If proper vaccination is done than the chance of infection is very less.

Q. How long can distemper live in the ground ?

Ans. Distemper virus remains viable at 25 degrees Celcius for 7 to 8 days and at 4 degrees Celsius for 7 to 8 weeks.

Q. Is distemper is painful in dogs?

Ans. Distemper is pain full in dogs because of inflammation of the respiratory system and urinary system and hyperkeratosis causes hard pad disease so dogs feel pain while walking than progress in lameness.

Q. Can a dog survive distemper without treatment?

Ans. Without treatment in case of distemper, the dog can not survive because of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, a secondary bacterial infection in the urinary tract and respiratory tract, and severe muscle tremor, convulsion, etc.

You can give Homeopathic Veterinary Medicine drops STRESSZA 30 ml 20 drops three times in a day for an adult.

Q. What are the stages of distemper?

Ans. Distemper progresses in two stages

In the first stage, symptoms come like fever, loss of appetite, nasal and ocular discharge, vomiting and diarrhea, difficult breathing, pneumonia, hyperkeratosis (hard pad), inflammation of the brain, and spinal cord.

In the second stage, symptoms worsened and attack the Central nervous system then convulsions fit, head tilt, circling movement, increased salivation, partial or full paralysis muscle spasms, and maybe the death of the dog.

Q. What is the incubation period of distemper?

Ans. The incubation period of distemper is 1-2 weeks or 7-14 days.

Q. How do you test for distemper?

Ans. We can perform blood tests like CBC. If in this test lymphopenia is seen than the chance of distemper is more because lymphopenia is a special clinical finding in distemper. For confirmation, you can perform the Rapigen distemper Ag test by Ag test kit ( Specimen ie serum, plasma, eye mucosa).

Q. Should you put down a dog with Distemper?

Ans. You should not be put down a dog with distemper, the chance of recovery is 50 percent and depend upon the dog’s immunity. Dog parents advise the isolation of the dog until three months of the period. You can give your dog Homeopathic Veterinary Medicinal treatment ie Drops STRESSZA 30 ml 20 drops three times a day for adult

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