I received an email from the NCVMA today. Here it is: “The NCVMA (North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association) has received reports of a Canine Distemper outbreak along the North Carolina and South Carolina border. It is believed to have affected Indian Trail and shelters in Chesterfield, Lancaster, and Monroe, NC. We wanted to alert our members in order to take appropriate measures. This is all the information we have at this moment. We’ll share any new info as we receive it.”
Make sure your dog is up to date on vaccinations for Distemper. If you have a puppy, make sure to follow your veterinarians instructions on getting all the vaccines in the series. Remember that while each vaccination helps the puppy develop his own immunity, the entire series of vaccinations must be completed to ensure full protection from the disease.
Here’s the NCVMA website: http://www.ncvma.org