Officials in the Granite State are warning of an outbreak of distemper after several foxes that were found dead were determined be infected with the disease.

New Hampshire Fish and Game officials are urging those of us who have furry family members to keep up-to-date on our pets' vaccinations. This, after several foxes recently found dead were infected with distemper.

The foxes were discovered in the Upper Connecticut River Valley and southern New Hampshire and showed the symptoms of canine distemper, a contagious infection that can be deadly. Experts say the infection can also occur in coyotes, skunks, raccoons, mink, weasel, fisher cats and otter and can be transferred to domestic dogs and ferrets, officials said.