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Animal Wellness Clinic of Tamarac

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6065 W. Commercial Blvd.
Tamarac, FL 33319
Phone: 954-722-2100
Fax: 954-722-8207

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am6:00pm
Wednesday8:00am6:00pm
Thursday8:00am6:00pm
Friday8:00am6:00pm
Saturday8:00am2:00pm
SundayClosedClosed
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Canine Distemper

Canine distemper is caused by a virus that is shed in bodily fluids of infected
animals. The virus affects primarily the lungs, intestines, and nervous system.

Symptoms of the infection can include coughing, diarrhea, vomiting,
inappetance, dehydration, weight loss, seizures, and encephalitis.
Secondary infections can present as discharge from the eyes and/or nose,
and pneumonia. Puppies, especially those from shelters, are at the highest
risk. Currently there are no antiviral medications to treat canine distemper.

Treatment is aimed at controlling secondary bacterial infections with
antibiotics and supportive care as needed. Vaccination aimed at
preventing distemper is the best strategy. Puppies should be isolated from
other dogs until they have completed their series of vaccinations at 16
weeks of age.

Services We provide progressive veterinary with the latest advances in animal medicine from routine exams to pet dental care, and surgical procedures in our innovate surgical suite. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

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6065 W. Commercial Blvd.
Tamarac, FL 33319
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