Adolescent dogs and puppies that have not received their distemper shots yet are more prone to canine distemper. These dogs are typically rescue dogs, or puppies that are purchased from pet stores. Dog mothers that are not vaccinated gives birth to puppies that are highly susceptible with the canine distemper virus. Puppies are often infected with this viral virus when they are less than seven weeks old, and this disease causes puppies to weaken severely. Dogs with canine distemper are very weak, and the virus moves into the dog’s brain that leads to seizures, trembling, and shaking. With a weak immune system, dogs can also get pneumonia. Not all dogs can survive this infectious disease, especially the puppies. And if dogs do survive, they are left with a permanent brain disorder that has no cure.
And so wherever you may have gotten your treasured dog pet, make sure that your pooch has completed its vaccine, especially the distemper shot. Protect your dog from this deadly virus, since your pooch is no doubt a part of your family already.