How long is a dog contagious with distemper?

Table of contents:

  1. How long is a dog contagious with distemper?
  2. What is the distemper vaccine for dogs?
  3. How much is a distemper vaccine for dogs?
  4. What are the side effects of distemper shot in dogs?
  5. Is distemper vaccine necessary?

How long is a dog contagious with distemper?

One to six weeks for the majority of cases with most showing signs within one to four weeks. When do dogs infected with distemper become contagious? Up to five days prior to the onset of clinical signs.

What is the distemper vaccine for dogs?

Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus (DHPP). Commonly called the “distemper shot,” this combination vaccine actually protects against the four diseases in its full name.

How much is a distemper vaccine for dogs?

Average costs for new puppy vaccinations3
Core vaccines for puppies (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Adenovirus, Parvovirus and Parainfluenza)$75-$100
Rabies$15-$20
Bordetella4$19-$45

What are the side effects of distemper shot in dogs?

Some dogs may experience a vaccine reaction. This is a more serious side effect. Symptoms include hives or red splotches on the stomach, swelling of the face, and trouble breathing. If you notice these symptoms, call a veterinarian immediately as these symptoms can sometimes be life threatening.

Is distemper vaccine necessary?

Vaccination against distemper and parvovirus is important because these diseases can be deadly. "Because transmission does not require direct contact with another dog, indoor-only dogs can be exposed and become ill if they are not appropriately vaccinated."