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What are the signs of distemper in a dog?

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The American Veterinary Medical Association suggests that you consult your veterinarian if your pet shows any of the following signs (one or more could be a sign of distemper or other serious illness): * Abnormal discharges from the nose, eyes, or other body openings. * Loss of appetite, marked weight losses or gains, or excessive water consumption. * Difficult, abnormal, or uncontrolled waste elimination. * Abnormal behavior, sudden viciousness, or lethargy. * Abnormal lumps, limping, or difficulty getting up or lying down. * Excessive head shaking, scratching, and licking or biting any part of the body. * Dandruff, loss of hair, open sores, and a ragged or dull coat. * Foul breath or excessive tarter deposits on teeth

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