Message Number: YG5221 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-07-05 15:13:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Canine Distemper

In a message dated 07/05/01 5:42:38 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

He went on to say that the CD jab that my ferret will be getting
is a
one off shot and he wont ever need one ever again! Is this right?
there such a vaccine for CD? or does he have to have yearly
like I thought anyway??

I am not aware of a lifelong vaccine against canine distemper - it
should be
boosted yearly. And whether the likelihood of him catching it is
low or not,
if it's at all possible (and it is, no matter where you live) your
should be vaccinated. Canine distemper is fatal.

Dr. Ruth
Save lives - spay or neuter your pet.