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Q. Labrador used to play with a dog who died from distemper. My dog seems healthy till now, what precautions should I take?

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A. If your dog is regularly vaccinated as per the schedule from the vaccine company, she should have good immunity against the distemper virus but this is not a guarantee she could not contract the disease. The disease does not survive well in the environment (~30mins) and thorough cleaning of all discharges and secretions followed by a 1:30 bleach solution will inactivate any virus. Watch closely for any nasal or eye discharge, fever, sore feet, confusion, vomiting, diarrhea, panting or coughing.

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