Guilford County Animal Shelters Warn Of Distemper Signs

By James Blunt 17 Feb 2020 Top stories,Health

The Animal shelter from Guilford County has been issuing the pet owners a warning for watching the signs of distemper in the pets. The shelter has on Wednesday confirmed while in the routine testing that one stray dog had been picked up from the area of Greensboro had for distemper tested positive.

The dog had already been housed in the isolation and the staff of the shelter had taken quarantine actions immediately according to the protocols. The staff have been activating additional measures in a proactive measure like the isolation of nine more animals who had been in the range for exposure and ensured the vaccinations have been in place of the animals which had housed at shelter, cleaning as well as disinfecting for keeping the disease away from spreading. 

At the time, there were no other animals which have tested positive as per the shelter officials. The staff of the shelter have said that they are going to keep the cleaning and quarantine products through the February end. Distemper is a disease which is highly contagious and, in many occasions, fatal and has been spreading in the dogs by the inhalation and body excretions.

This disease has been developed in lymph nodes before it enters the bloodstream and the lining of the cell of the urogenital, respiratory, central nervous system and gastrointestinal. The symptoms are including a big discharge in eyes and nose, fever, coughing, diarrhea and the loss of the appetite and the signs of neurology. Any age’s dogs are also susceptible. The dogs have been infected and have been spreading virus without any symptoms being exhibited in the animals.


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