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:

7:30 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-4:00 pm

Saturday:

8:30 am-3:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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  • "I've been bringing my Bella here for 1 year now she just got surgery done 2 week ago doctors and the staff did a great job they even call and check up on my Bella this is a very nice clean and friendly place and the staff is great I give them five stars ��"
    Sugeill T.
  • "Took my baby there today it was my first time being there and I had a very pleasant visit everyone was so sweet and kind they made my boy so comfortable the vet tech Heather was amazing I defiantly recommend pet health center and if I ever need to go back i will be bringing him back here"
    Christine M.