canine distemper


Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web According to media spokesperson Ray Anderson, the dogs tested positive for canine distemper virus, an illness that primarily affects unvaccinated dogs and puppies. Mary Lebus, The Enquirer, 7 Apr. 2023 These animals were left on the ranch where they were closely monitored until a plague and canine distemper outbreak caused population numbers to plummet to 18. Jake Frederico, The Arizona Republic, 3 Mar. 2023 San Antonio Animal Care Services is warning the public about high rates of a contagious dog disease known as canine distemper. Gabriella Ybarra, San Antonio Express-News, 16 Feb. 2023 Assessing populations from across North America, and in Yellowstone National Park in particular, the team revealed that black wolves retain a stronger resistance to canine distemper virus (CDV), an acute and frequently fatal infection from the same family of viruses that causes measles and mumps. Sam Walters, Discover Magazine, 12 Jan. 2023 Canine Distemper If your dog is shaking from canine distemper, see your vet right away. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 13 Oct. 2022 Norwood noted that unlike the rabies vaccine, which is required by state law for pets, the canine distemper vaccine is not. Gabriella Ybarra, San Antonio Express-News, 16 Feb. 2023 San Francisco SPCA’s animal hospitals have not had any clients recently bring in pets with canine distemper, said Krista Maloney, spokesperson for the nonprofit. Andres Picon, San Francisco Chronicle, 9 Mar. 2022 Norwood said vaccines for canine distemper are offered for free by ACS. Gabriella Ybarra, San Antonio Express-News, 16 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of canine distemper was in 1929

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“Canine distemper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

Medical Definition

canine distemper

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