In a recent announcement, the City of Vicksburg Animal Shelter has revealed that it will undergo a mandatory quarantine period of at least 21 days following a discovery of distemper among one of its litter of puppies. Despite their rigorous preventive measures, a distressing incident involving a litter of ten puppies has necessitated the quarantine.
Distemper is a highly contagious and incurable viral infection that initially presents itself as symptoms similar to a common cold in dogs. Affected animals experience severe manifestations such as persistent runny eyes and nose, accompanied by a distinctive greenish coloration. Additional symptoms include coughing, fever, lethargy, and ultimately, neurological complications that can lead to seizures and even death. Distemper carries an alarmingly high fatality rate, leaving the shelter with no choice but to observe the quarantine period to ascertain the health of its animals.
During this time, the shelter has appealed to the public for assistance. Prevention of this virus is possible through proper vaccinations. By ensuring that their pets are vaccinated, pet owners can potentially save their beloved companions from the distressing effects of distemper, while also protecting other animals. It is crucial for the community to refrain from bringing dogs into or out of the shelter until the quarantine period has concluded.See a typo? Report it here.