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September 7th, 2005, 10:27 PM
Are there any signs that can show if a dog has distemper? I was just curious, because my mom's and sisters' puppy died this morning while she was at my uncles house, from distemper. My uncle brought the pup to the vet yesterday.

Sad thing is, my mom is the only one who knows about the puppy, my sisters still don't know about it, and they loved that pup..... She was a Norwegian Elkhound.... had a perfect personality for them, and was always so calm and listened so well for a 3 month old pup.....

September 7th, 2005, 10:33 PM
That's terrible! I'm sorry the poor pup died. :sorry:

Here's a link to info about symptoms and stuff:

September 7th, 2005, 10:38 PM
Sorry, I have to ask: was he vaccinated?

September 7th, 2005, 10:44 PM
Sounds like even if it was caught early, when my uncle first noticed the symptoms ( pup has been there all week, my family was out of town) that she probably wouldn't have made it..... poor girl..... My sisters had gotten her a month ago at 9 weeks of age. My uncle is the breeder, and is going to give them another pup when he has his next litter next year. :pawprint:

September 7th, 2005, 10:45 PM
Prin, I am not sure, I believe my uncle vaccinates all his pups before he adopts them out. Not sure though. If he didn't get her vax. done, my mom would have. She is strict on the vax of pups.

September 7th, 2005, 10:47 PM
thanks for the information btw.

September 7th, 2005, 11:04 PM
But it should have been done at least a couple of times before 3 months...

shania nichole
January 2nd, 2006, 11:48 AM
I am know at the forfrount of distemper in my pup
The very first sign I had was she had a cold in her eyes.
Then sneezed a few times...she refused to eat or drink..
Then loss of muscle tones due to dehydraytion..
then she started to walk in circles..
needless to say she caught this at 6 weeks of age..
before her vac at 9 weeks.
she is know in ICU and doing better..but its a long road for her..
with chances of tremors and convultions in life..
she is also completely blinded from the distemper.
I urge everyone to take precations with pups that havent had their vac.
And those that are the runt..she is the runt 1/2 the size of her litter mates.
and with a very low amunity...
What her future is we do not know..but we will love her and will make it the best.