AND DISEASES COMMON TO GOLDEN RETRIEVERS DISTEmpEr — rAGofAZ ascertains whether or not a dog has been vaccinated against distemper and vaccinates when necessary. The DiseaseCanine distemper is a paramyxovirus, which appears very similar to the paramyxovirus causing human measles. Canine distemper virus in the dog can affect a widerange of organs including the skin, brain, eyes, intestinal and respiratory tracts. The virus is transmitted through the air through coughing by infected animals and also through body secretions such as urine. Dogs of any age can be affected; however, most are puppies less than 6 months of age.