The most important step in preventing the spread of distemper is vaccination. Beyond that, however, certain steps may be taken to minimize exposure. Thankfully, the canine distemper virus is not as tough as the canine parvovirus and cannot survive for long outside the dog’s body. The viral particles may be killed by exposure to heat, sunlight, various detergents and soaps, and an assortment of chemicals. Any potentially infected dog should be isolated from other dogs. Once the sick dog has recovered or has left the home, pet owners should wait one month before introducing a new animal. Further, contaminated objects and areas may be disinfected using a 1:30 bleach-water solution.
Ferrets: Contessa Kitties: Watson, Oskar DIP Sinnead, Vincent, Boris, Zeus and Athena, Willow, Mr. Frodo, Indie, Lucrezia, Judge, Odin, Miss Emily, Suki, Cody, Aristotle, Butterscotch, Frankenfurter. RIP Herne, Ligeia, and Mr. Stubbs
That's not the first time I've read contradictions to the strength and virility of various viruses. It does absolutely nothing to raise the credibility of the articles and one starts to wonder how much truth or what type of testing was done to get these results. ciao