FAQ - distemper
(Powered by Yahoo! Answers)

Can a person get distemper from a dog bite?

A stray dog nipped my husband's hand, breaking the skin, as we were taking it to the vet. The vet agreed to keep the dog for 10 days in case it had rabies. Now, seven days later, the vet informed us that the dog had distemper. He's put the dog to sleep and is sending the brain(?) to be tested. We were so surprised, we forgot to ask if distemper is transmitted through bites like rabies is. Any info would be appreciated.

No, Distemper does not transmit to humans, only from dog to dog.  (+ info)

Can a distemper vaccination lead to aggression/shivering?

My 5 1/2 month maltese got a distemper vaccination this afternoon and was acting normally until about an hour ago. We fed him dinner, let him go to the bathroom and put him in his crate for about an hour. He whimpered for awhile and then he settled down. When we let him out, he started to bite and whimper when I picked him up, and he seemed scared and was shivering. He's relaxed right now, but he's still shivering. Could this be a result of the shot? This is not normal behavior for him.

Distemper vaccination is the most common cause of neurologic disease, and can cause an inflammation of the brain...if your dog is not better in the morning call your Vet immediately...his injection site will be sore for a while so watch where you touch or pick him up  (+ info)

Where should I start to have my soil tested for distemper disease? I lost two pups from this horrible disease?

Both pups were adopted from Animal Defense League. I only had both for approximately 3-4months before I had to put them down. Our home was built on rural land - but our neighbors all have pets and have not experience what we have. Vet indicated they may have been infected at time of adoption - if so - is my yard now infected and how long should I wait till I try to adopt again?

It's virus not a parasite so they can't survive for very long without a host. Just eliminate contaminated water & food and any dropings and you will be OK.

"...Canine distemper virus (CDV) spreads through the aerosol droplets and through contact with infected bodily fluids including nasal and ocular secretions, feces, and urine 6-22 days after exposure. It can also be spread by food and water contaminated with these fluids..."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canine_distemper  (+ info)

What human (not animal) illness was formerly called 'distemper'?

According to Josephus in 'Antiquities of the Jews - Book X, Chapter 2', Hezekiah became sick with what Josephus called 'distemper'. What illness is he speaking of?

Well in animal distemper is panleukopenia

so in humans, it would be leukopenia, measles, or something that would attack the immune system.  (+ info)

What does a Distemper vaccination mean?

I wanted to take my kitten to the vet for the first time but i just wanted to know what does a Distemper Vaccination mean?

Distemper vaccination protects your cat from the feline distemper parvovirus, a condition spread by fleas, feces, and body fluids of other cats and some species of raccoons. It has a mortality rate of up to 90% of infected cats.

The infection is also known as Feline Panleukopenia.  (+ info)

Can anyone describe the development of Canine Distemper?

I need to explain the development and effects of Canine Distemper. I'll be fine doing the effects part myself but i need the basic outline for the development. I have had a very long day and have lost all concentration :/

First, you have several advantages going for you right now. 1) A computer for info and 2) the info you need to know. These 2 things should give you everything and all the research right at your fingertips. You might have allot of time, but you'll need it too. Please take a deep, long sigh of relief and get started. Right now it's before lunch and you can start taking notes. When you do the research yourself and then put everything into your own words, an outline comes together in a couple of hours and complete paper in 4. Finish with your references in your own time and a 3.5-4.0 is in the bag. Concentration is just a place in the mind, wherever you want to be. Go there and put a brick between you and the outside world. Then get to work, using your work and top off with a printer. You can use anything for something you are missing. Carbon paper will work too. Just use the brain you were born with and the mouth to ask with. Remember, there is no such thing as a dumb question. Good luck and God Bless  (+ info)

Does anyone know the duration of distemper?

My Dog Dasie died of distemper we got all the others their shots now I think my dog Squidward may have it we have taken him to the vet she gave him a shot and some antibiotics but he don't seem to be getting better not worse either he is still eating not vomiting no diareah but he is stumbling and he shakes like an old man. He goes to see the vet tomorrow.

my dog lived for 2 months with distemper.... her first seizure killed her right in front of me.

she was trembling like yours is, i help save dogs every day from parvo, but distemper is bad... bad badbad. you can go to my site natural-pet.org and click the distemper tab, there are soem things you can do to help a little. my advice- be ready. when mine died from distemper- i saw her having the seizure, screamed and ran around the house, umm.. i finally found the door.

i wasnt there for her. i didnt get to hold her and tell her bye. i just ran around like an idiot.

dont freak out if the worst happens, just love on him...  (+ info)

What are the symptoms of distemper in a kitten ?

  (+ info)

How long does distemper stay in your home?

Please be aware that veterinary medicine is not my field and this answer has been outlined by my colleague who is a veterinary surgeon. I quote – “ Infected dogs shed the virus through bodily secretions and excretions, especially respiratory secretions. The primary mode of transmission is airborne viral particles that the dogs breathe in. Dogs that are recovering may continue to shed the virus for some weeks after their symptoms disappear, but this does not happen once they are fully recovered. It is possible for humans to contract an asymptomatic (subclinical) canine distemper virus – CDV - infection. Anyone who has been immunized against measles (a related virus) is protected against CDV as well. The distemper virus consists of a single strand of RNA, encased in a protein coat which is again encased in a fatty envelope. This sounds rather technical, but the fatty envelope makes all the difference, because it is easily disrupted in the environment which makes it impossible for an infectious virus to persist in the environment. Because an intact fatty envelope is required for infection, virus transmission must involve dog to dog contact or at least contact with extremely fresh (that is - less than 30 minutes old at 60 degrees and up to 3 hours old at room temperature) infected bodily secretions. As with other viruses, a living virus happily freezes and can survive for years if kept frozen and protected from light.” I end the quote.


It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms.

The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.

Hope this helps
matador 89  (+ info)

Rabies and distemper vaccine for dogs?

I have a 12 year old jack Russell do you think it necessary to get a rabies and distemper vaccine, she is never out alone and we live in the city. Always on a leash when we go for a walk.

  (+ info)

1  2  3  4  5  

Leave a message about 'distemper'

We do not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any content in this site. Click here for the full disclaimer.