Brian Grand Rapids, MI 6/23/2010 1:28:52 PM Do get the distemper vaccine. I didn't know the importance of it, had only enough money to get Rabies shots, the vets office only asked if I was getting it. I figured if it wasn't required for the license it must not be too important. Had I known otherwise I would have borrowed enough money to have it done. Now my dog has Parvovirus, which is included in the vaccine and very dangerous. He's hospitalized after three days of acting sick and not eating. My other dog, who had the vaccine before I adopted him four years ago, only has a loss of appetite but no symptoms of sickness.