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Find out more about your dogs
This is a very serious disease which is caused by a virus. Dogs can become infected at any age but puppies are most at risk. The infection is often fatal.
The early signs of distemper are: not wanting to eat, running a fever, vomiting and a blocked nose. The disease can be diagnosed by your veterinarian.
All dogs should be vaccinated against canine distemper. To protect your dog from canine distemper, they should have:
Merck Veterinary Manual: Canine Distemper (Hardpad Disease)