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dis tem per

  • n  any of various infectious viral diseases of animals
  • n  an angry and disagreeable mood
  • n  paint made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder
  • n  a painting created with paint that is made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder
  • n  a method of painting in which the pigments are mixed with water and a binder; used for painting posters or murals or stage scenery
  • v  paint with distemper

  • Just as there is no cure for epilepsy, there is none for distemper, scourge of dogs.
  • Rare is the dog-owner who has not seen one of his animals grow dull, lose appetite, begin to cough, vomit, twitch, discharge from nose and eyes, or show some other of distemper's .
  • Dogs droop and often die of distemper, a virus disease which affects them very much as influenza affects human beings.
News & Articles

  • County offers distemper clinic after spring outbreak
    A distemper outbreak that hit Allen earlier this year has settled down, but Collin County is helping guard against the highly contagious virus by hosting a low-cost vaccination clinic on Saturday.
    June 21, 2013 - The Allen American
  • Collin County Hosts Distemper Vaccination Clinic
    Collin County is hosting a distemper vaccination clinic to prevent the virus in household pets. Photo Credit: NBC 5
    June 20, 2013 - NBC Dallas Fort Worth
  • Corona authorities warn of distemper-infected raccoons
    Pet owners throughout Corona were advised today to ensure their dogs and cats are vaccinated for distemper following confirmation that a dying raccoon was infected with the disease.
    June 20, 2013 - Southwest Riverside News Network

  • William Shakespeare in CBS News
    In 1602, Shakespeare wrote that Queen Gertrude told Hamlet: "O gentle son, Upon the heat and flame of thy distemper, Sprinkle cool patience."
  • Biddy Baxter in Telegraph.co.uk
    Baxter said: "It was the dog's first and last TV appearance. Two days later she died of distemper."
  • Kirk Franklin in Galveston County Daily News
    The whole environment isn't conducive to adoption,Franklin said. "It's just not a positive experience because of the distemper and parvovirus. The last thing they want is to adopt a sick dog."

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