Marinepits wrote:I am assuming that a dog with that many issues is under veterinary care? What does the vet say in regards to the distemper vax?
If the dog spends a lot of time outdoors in areas where there is wildlife (especially raccoons, foxes, and groundhogs), she may want to vaccinate as there is no cure for distemper -- there is only supportive care while the dog's own immune system fights off the disease. Or the dog dies. Since the dog is already immunocompromised, the dog stands less of a chance for survival.
If the dog spends a lot of time around rescue animals (especially puppies) with unknown vaccination histories, she may want to vaccinate the dog.
But, again, given that the dog already has MULTIPLE health issues, the best person to decide whether or not the distemper vaccine will be harmful to the dog is the dog's own veterinarian.
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