#3. What is a distemper vaccine, and why does my dog and cat need it?

#3. What is a distemper vaccine, and why does my dog and cat need it?

From the series “Top Twenty Questions Veterinary Clients Ask” Distemper vaccines are multivalent. This means a distemper vaccine protects your pet against 3-4 of the common viruses that can cause illness or death in cats and dogs.  Most canine distemper vaccines are comprised of modified distemper, parvovirus, adenovirus, and parainfluenza virus.  Most feline distemper vaccines are modified panleukopenia, rhinotracheitis, and calicivirus.  Canine viruses can be carried by foxes, coyotes, and other animals.  Feline viruses are

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Vaccines

Vaccines

Regular immunizations are the foundation of your pet’s good health.  Regularly vaccinating your pet protects them from a variety of potentially fatal illnesses, and any side effects are very uncommon and usually mild. RABIES Easily prevented, and a legal requirement, the rabies vaccine protects your dog, cat,  ferret, horse, goat, pig or sheep against this inevitably fatal virus for an entire year.  Highly contagious, and posing a risk for animals and humans alike, there is

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