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Dog virus outbreak in Puget Sound worries owners
December 1, 2012 @ 4:25 pm

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - An outbreak of canine virus in the Puget Sound region has dog owners nervous.

Parvovirus is highly contagious, can be deadly for young dogs and can live in dirty areas for a long time, the Everett Herald reported Saturday ( http://bit.ly/SnLDBm).

The discovery of the virus in the area prompted the cities of Everett and Mukilteo to close municipal off-leash dog parks this week. There have been unconfirmed reports of dogs becoming ill after visiting an Everett dog park, city spokeswoman Kate Reardon said.

In Seattle, there has been a spike in the number of reported cases...


Read more: http://mynorthwest.com/174/2142318/Outbreak-of-dog-virus-in-WA-worries-owners

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» Subject: Re: Parvo in the Puget Sound area

Dog virus spreading; puppies most at risk

An emergency-veterinary clinic with offices in Seattle and Renton has issued an alert about a possible outbreak of the parvovirus, which can be especially deadly for puppies.
By Alexa Vaughn
Seattle Times staff reporter

Veterinarians thought it odd when they saw eight cases of the sometimes deadly canine parvovirus in November at a Seattle-area animal-emergency clinic.

That one-month figure was half what doctors at Animal Critical Care & Emergency Services (ACCES) generally see over an entire year. They've treated 28 cases so far in 2012 Ś almost twice as many cases as they usually treat in a year...

Read more: http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2019857775_parvo08m.html?prmid=4939

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