POPSUGAR Pets Pop Quiz What Do You Know About Distemper? by Pets 8/13/09 0 Shares Like us on Facebook You may recognize "distemper" from your pup's shot records. Think you know what it is — and reasons why you should still protect him against it? Find out in this slideshow. What Do You Know About Distemper? There is a cure for canine distemper. True False Canine distemper is also called: Kennel cough Crazy-dog syndrome Hard-pad disease Gastric torsion Name another house pet that is a carrier of the canine distemper virus. Cat Ferret Bird Guinea Pig Which part of the body does the canine distemper virus attack first? Nervous system Tonsils and lymph nodes Kidneys and bladder Liver Canine distemper is related to what virus that affects humans. Measles Herpes Human Papilloma Influenza What are some initial symptoms of this disease? High fever Watery discharge from nose Reddened eyes All of the above The virus can be spread by: Only through direct contact with an infected animal Only through indirect contact with an infected animal Either through direct or indirect contact with an infected animal A dog's chance for survival depends on the strain of the virus and the strength of the his immune system. True False Progress Image Source: Getty Read More Canine DistemperDistemperDiseasesExamQuizHealth Health Modern Women, Here's Why You Should (Maybe) Freeze Your Eggs Top 10 Sweatiest Cities in the United States Feed the Birds . . . but Not White Bread! DIY Warming Rub For Sore Muscles POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get inspired with our daily newsletter Love and Sex Food Home Vegetarian DIY Tech Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. 5 years what is moquillo,term in english,and what is the cure 5 years When I adopted my dog at 6 mo. she came home with distemper. no one knew and since she had all her shots upon rescue the vaccines masked all test results. she lasted 7 weeks admitted in the hospital under 24 hour care. she suffered seizures, lost her foot pads, lost her balance and ability to walk and many more things. she came home and it took her a good 6 months for recovery. we had to teach her how to walk again and she regained her paw pads. today all she has left over from the disease is a minor neuroligical twitch in her upper body which is from the seizures. now she is three years old and is perfectly healthy and happy! a miracle pup indeed! :) planetkate 5 years Where I work we sell the vaccine for this disease, along with several other vaccines included in a 7-way shot. If you cannot afford to take your pet to the vet, then you should be responsible enough to vaccinate them yourself or get them to a low-cost clinic. Like the quiz mentions, there are no known cures so it is imperative that you vaccinate as a preventative. Be sure to research all vaccinations before administering them yourself! Also, make sure you follow-up with any necessary boosters. :) *Steps off soapbox* Rally-RE 5 years this is a very scary disease ... it will kill your furry best friend. i had a vet mis-diagnosis it in my 4 month old aussie. she actually had kennel cough - BIG MISTAKE. i don't go to that vet anymore.