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How long will a dog live when affected with distemper.  My dog is 7 month old and does not have a distemper shot.

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If the dog is infected with distemper virus, then it could be several weeks of severe illness and then the dog will either survive and do poorly or it will die of pneumonia.  There is no cure for Canine Distemper virus.  If the dog is OK and has not had any vaccines, then get them done now.

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Dr. Louis N. Gotthelf

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Dermatology and ear diseases of dogs and cats

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I am the author of "Small Animal Ear Diseases; An Illustrated Guide" published by W.B. Saunders. I have over 25 years of clinical experience with a special interest in dermatologic conditions and ear diseases.

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American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology

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Veterinary Forum
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