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What is Distemper?

Distemper

What is Distemper?

Canine distemper (sometimes termed CDV or footpad disease) is an acute, often fatal, infectious disease of domestic dogs, wild canids, and other mammals such as coyotes, foxes, pandas, wolves, ferrets, skunks, raccoons, and large cats, as well as pinnipeds, some primates, and a variety of other species. It is caused by a morbillivirus and characterized by ever, lethargy, vomiting, coughing, discharge from the eyes and nose, and often neurological symptoms. (see: Wikipedia).

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