Distemper in Dogs- Treatment with Herbal Products


Distemper in dogs is a preventable and curable disease. It usually occurs more in females than males with a fatality rate of 69.75%. The fatalities are more in male dogs as compared to female dogs. It can be seriously fatal in some cases and those who survive may have severe nervous system damage. Puppies below 4 months and unvaccinated dogs are more prone to get infected although all the dogs are at risk. In this article we will discuss its causes, symptoms, management, ayurvedic aspect and some herbal remedies.

Distemper in dogs


Distemper is caused by a virus named CDV (Canine Distemper virus) that is paramyxovirus which attacks their gastrointestinal system, respiratory and nervous system. It is a contagious disease, it can be also found in other wildlife such as tigers, lions, wildcats, racoons, etc. but dogs and puppies are more commonly affected. This usually transfers from one to another. For this the preventive vaccinations are given at the age of 8, 12 and 16 weeks. The recovery of an infected dog may take up to 3 weeks.


Following are the symptoms which can be seen in early and later stages, the symptoms can take up to 10-14 days to be seen after the exposure in the early stage. The severe symptoms can take up to a few weeks to months to appear.

In early stage

  • Pyrexia (high fever)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Discharge from eyes and nose
  • Dehydration
  • Tiredness
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Bacterial infection
  • Trouble in breathing

In Later stage

  • Convulsions
  • Ataxia (Inco-ordination)
  • Muscle twitching
  • Head tilt
  • Increased salivation
  • Convulsions
  • Full body paralysis or partial paralysis
  • Inflammation of eyes.
  • Seizures
  • Thickened paw pads and nose


Following are the causes of distemper in dogs

  • Virus- Paramyxovirus that is canine distemper virus.
  • Improper vaccination or un vaccinated
  • Through infected dog
  • Weak Immunity


It can be spread through the following pathways

  • DIRECT CONTACT – Skin to Skin contact, food, water or other body fluids.
  • DROPLET INFECTION – Through sneezing, coughing, etc
  • PLACENTA – from mother to baby


  • Proper vaccination
  • Keep all the vaccinations up to date
  • Avoid socializing of the unvaccinated dogs
  • Stay away from the infected dog


  • Physical examination
  • Medical history
  • Lab testing for blood culture etc.
  • Stool and urine analysis
  • MRI



The supportive management are as follows

  • Proper vaccination
  • Isolation
  • Intravenous fluid therapy
  • Antibiotics to prevent secondary infection.
  • Anti-virals
  • Vitamin B complex and vitamin C
  • Dietary supplements
  • Symptomatic treatment such as for fever- antipyretic, for vomiting- antiemetic, for Diarrhea – anti-diarrheal etc.


Ayurveda is a natural healing science which is five thousand years old. It heals with the help of natural herbs, diet, yoga and proper lifestyle. According to ayurveda, it comes under Pashu chikitsa which is mentioned in sushruta samhita. This condition may lead to Prakopa of all three doshas vata, pitta and kapha.

You can help the dogs to prevent this disease and to avoid it completely.

The treatment in this condition is purely based on the treatment provided, immunity and the overall health of the dog.


  • Darshana – By direct perception
  • Prashana – By questioning
  • Sparshana – By touching


Here are some remedies by which you can manage this condition.


A Healthy diet is a must in this condition loaded with Vitamin C And Vitamin B complex and vitamin E to increase immunity and maintain overall health.


Herbs such as Haridra (Curcuma longa), Gotukola (Centella asiatica), Kalmegh (Indian Echinacea), Aloevera (Aloe barbadensis), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Jyotishmati (Celastrus paniculatus), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) etc. are very beneficial in treatment of canine distemper. All these herbs are used as an anti-inflammatory, Antibiotic, useful in mental disorders, provides strength and maintains overall body functions.


Planet Ayurveda is an ayurvedic company which helps in managing it with the help of ayurvedic formulations and Dietary modifications. It has its own manufacturing unit which is GMP, ISO certified and manufactures various products in form of tablets, capsules, powders, Herbal tea, and also herbal cosmetics. The products manufactured are 100% natural, safe to use and effective. Planet ayurveda is treating all types of chronic diseases and has been serving mankind for more than 20 years.

Product List

  1. Neuro plan syrup
  2. Energo plan syrup
  3. Giloy Ghan Vati
  4. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras
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It is an patent ayurvedic medicine which is manufactured by planet ayurveda which consists of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Jyotishmati (Celastrus paniculatus), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Mandukaparni (Centella asiatica) etc. This syrup helps in strengthening of nerves, improves functioning of the nervous system, It manages stress, anxiety and various other disorders pertaining to the nervous system.

DOSAGE- Take 2 teaspoons twice a day.


Energo plan syrup is an ayurvedic medicine which is manufactured by planet ayurveda which includes Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Shigru (Moringa oleifera), Guggul (Commiphora mukul) etc. It helps in weight gain, strengthens the body, reduces pain and inflammation.

DOSAGE- Take 1 tablespoon twice a day.


Giloyghan vati is a classical ayurvedic medicine which is manufactured by planet ayurveda in tablet form. It consists of Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia). Guduchi acts as an antioxidant, it calms the nervous system, increases immunity, stimulates digestion, strengthens the liver, and increases metabolic function.

DOSAGE- Take 2 tablets twice a day.


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DOSAGE- 1 crushed tablet once a day.

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Distemper in dogs is a contagious disease and caused by a virus named paramyxovirus, it can affect the different systems of the body at the same time, in later stages it can be very fatal to the dogs although it is a curable disease. It may have serious side effects on the nervous system of the patient which can be not cured or we can say that it is irreparable. Through ayurveda, you can help the patient with the use of herbs and herbal remedies, also can increase the immunity power to fight the infection with medicated herbs. Above are the management of the this condition and you can find the herbal remedies at www.planetayurveda.com

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.