How can CDV be prevented?
Proper vaccination for distemper is crucial—it’s the best way to prevent this serious disease. A series of vaccinations is administered to puppies to increase the likelihood of building immunity when the immune system has not yet fully matured. Avoid gaps in the immunization schedule and make sure distemper vaccinations are up to date.
Avoid contact with infected animals and wildlife. Use caution when socializing puppies or unvaccinated dogs at parks, puppy classes, obedience classes, doggy day care and other places where dogs can congregate.
Pet ferrets should be vaccinated against canine distemper using a USDA-approved ferret vaccine.