Distemper (CDV) is a virus that affects dogs and other animals and is often fatal. The disease affects multiple systems including the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and central nervous systems. Apart from being fatal, it is highly contagious. To treat animals suffering from CDV, a separate treatment facility is indispensable to not just save distemper patients but also prevent normal shelter dogs from catching it. This deadly disease is difficult to treat but not impossible. With a combination of effective vaccination, isolation, disease recognition/diagnostic testing, and environmental decontamination, the animals suffering from distemper have a good chance of recovery.
We at Helping Hands for Animals have had a good success rate with treating animals suffering from CDV but due to the lack of a separate distemper treatment unit our hands are tied and we can only treat a certain number of patients every month. A separate distemper treatment facility will not just help us save more lives but also give hope to people we have to turn down due to the lack of space and resources. Looking forward to your support and help.