All about dogs and the people who love ’em. Most of the contributors here have dogs and we’re happy to share our experiences – good and bad – in hopes of helping other dog owners have the best possible relationship they can have with their canine companions.
What is Canine Distemper?
Canine distemper is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus (paramyxovirus) which attacks the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and nervous systems of dogs. Although dogs are the most commonly affected, Canine Distemper is also seen in foxes, ferrets, mink and many other carnivores. These infected animals are often the cause of the spread of this disease to domesticated dogs.
Anyone can put two dogs together and let them breed, and in turn call themselves a ‘breeder.’ However, being called a reputable breeder encompasses far more than that. You won’t find a reputable breeder trying to sell their dogs to local pet stores or advertising in the classified section. A good breeder does not need these gimmicks. Instead, they rely on the quality of their dogs!