Canine distemper virus, or CDV, is a virus that attacks the digestive system, the respiratory system and degeneration of the nervous system. Though it mostly affects dogs, it can be found in wild animals like raccoons. It is an airborne virus, but is also present in any and every excretion from an infected animal. Recently 22 big cats were diagnosed with CDV at In-Sync Exotics.
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Backyard Beasts: Is exotic animal ownership getting out of hand in Texas?
The relaxed laws in Texas regarding exotic animal ownership create an environment where people can not be sure of what animals their neighbors are keeping behind their fences.