Health Long Beach warns ,puppies and unvaccinated dogs are at...

Long Beach warns ,puppies and unvaccinated dogs are at the highest risk of infection for the distemper virus

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Long Beach Animal Care Services cautioned general society and dog proprietors Thursday of a distemper flare-up that has influenced at any rate 38 raccoons and in any event one skunk, fundamentally in the eastern space of the city.

As per the agency, pups and unvaccinated dogs are at the most elevated danger of contamination for the distemper virus.

Animal Care Services said it tends to be communicated through direct contact with a debilitated animal or from being close to a tainted animal when it is coughing or sneezing.

It can likewise spread through shared food and water bowls or different items that were debased by a tainted animal.

Pet proprietors are asked to inoculate dogs for distemper, keep pups at home and away from new dogs until they have finished the vaccination series.

They are additionally advised to utilize alert when mingling dogs or in zones where dogs gather, for example, dog parks, doggy daycare and boarding offices; get dogs far from wildlife; and keep pet food and water inside.

Regular clinical indications of distemper in dogs incorporate release from the eyes or potentially nose, fever, coughing, lethargy, disorientation, quakes and seizures, with comparative clinical signs in raccoons and other wildlife.

Suspected distemper cases ought to be accounted for to the Long Beach Veterinary Disease Reporting System at longbeach.gov/vdrs.

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