THE BREGMAN VETERINARY GROUP
A raccoon near Highland Park in Brooklyn tested positive for canine distemper virus (CDV). This is the second raccoon this year to test positive for the disease.
Canine distemper virus is a paramyxovirus that is related to human measles. While it is not a threat to humans, it can affects dogs and other canines, as well as ferrets, minks and skunks.
Signs of canine distemper virus:
Upper Respiratory Illness
Lower Respiratory Illness
What does this mean for pet owners?
Dog owners should make sure that their pets are are vaccinated. Especially young puppies and older dogs that are more susceptible to the disease.
If your dog is due for a vaccination, please contact one of our offices below:
The Cat Hospital
5th Avenue Cat Clinic
Paws and Claws Veterinary Hospital