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Vaccinate your pets against distemper

Jeff Creamer Jeff Creamer
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

A Valdosta vet was reminding pet owners Friday to get their pets vaccinated for distemper.

Over the past couple of weeks, Lowndes County Animal Control had found 10 wild foxes that tested positive for distemper.

Dr. Jeff Creamer said the distemper vaccine is highly effective and it's always important to be prepared, especially if your pet is going to be outside where it could come into contact with a wild animal.

"Even though most people don't think their pet will be exposed to distemper, it's amazing how many pets can either temporarily get away from their owner or be exposed through other areas, through secretions from other animals," Dr. Creamer emphasized.

All of the foxes were either killed by residents or were euthanized by animal control.

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