If your dog has distemper, the disease can cause your dog discomfort and significantly impact its quality of life. At Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital in Bloomington, IL, we provide treatment that will offer your pet relief and prevent further complications. We also offer emergency services in cause your dog needs immediate care.  You can learn more about the symptoms of distemper below: 

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Understanding Distemper

Distemper is similar to having mumps or measles, as all of the viruses are in the same family. However, there are some symptoms of distemper that are important to be aware of and to know when to bring your dog to our hospital. Some of these symptoms include:


A fever is one of the first symptoms you may notice. When your dog is displaying a fever, he or she will be warm to the touch.

Nasal Discharge

Your dog may have clear nasal discharge in addition to watery discharge from its eyes. You will also be able to tell that your dog is feeling unwell.


Your dog may develop a cough due to distemper, which can often be uncontrollable.


Your dog will be showing signs of tiredness and disinterest in playing or exercise.

Lack of Appetite

If your dog looks at its food and then walks away or ignores it, it is important to pay attention to these signs. 


Your dog might try to eat any food it vomited and throwing up again. 

Contact us for an Appointment Today

If your dog is exhibiting any symptoms of distemper, it is important that he or she is evaluated as soon as possible. Prompt treatment can prevent further complications like muscle twitches, seizure, and paralysis. At Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital in Bloomington, IL, we provide a variety of treatments to help alleviate the discomfort and improve your dog’s overall health. Our veterinarian also recommends the distemper combination vaccine, which can help prevent the disease. To learn more about the wide range of services that we provide and to schedule your appointment, call us at (309) 663-141 today!


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