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Good evening, Leah. Thanks for your question.A very slim margin of dogs will survive distemper with treatment. If your veterinarian performed titers, chances are that this is a correct diagnosis. That being said, we often see lasting effects from distemper. So, while you may not need to prep your children for losing Ranger...it'd be wise to talk to them about what to look for in the future. Ranger may wind up having seizures in the future, could have neurological problems, etc. You can learn more here: http://www.petful.com/pet-health/distemper-in-dogs/If Ranger has been lucky, he will have survived distemper without lasting effects. Again, this is a very small margin of dogs so he's quite fortunate if this has happened. For the time being, I wouldn't be concerned about losing him unless more major concerns develop or he goes back downhill as far as his health. However, I would discuss what the adverse symptoms might look like so that 1) your children are prepared and 2) they don't panic of they do see it happening.
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Checking in, JACustomer, How is Ranger doing?