The Importance Of The DA2PP Vaccine

What is Distemper?

Canine distemper is a highly contagious illness that resembles measles for humans. Symptoms of distemper include:

  • Weakness
  • High fever
  • Coughing
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting

If distemper progresses, seizures and paralysis may occur.

What is Adenovirus-2 and Parainfluenza?

These two viruses are related to kennel cough. Symptoms include runny noses, loud coughs, mucus discharge, decreased appetite and wheezing.

What is Parvovirus?

Parvovirus has a high mortality rate and can survive in an infected area for up to a year. Symptoms of parvo begin with appetite loss, diarrhea and vomiting. Puppies are more susceptible to parvo and have a higher risk of mortality, although it can affect dogs of any age.

If you’ve got a new pup and need to get them vaccinated with DA2PP, or if you have any questions about this series, contact us at (713) 999-6095!