Here in the Northwest, we've had a spike in the number of cases of parvovirus, a nasty and very contagious virus that dogs can get, especially when they're in close contact with other dogs, like at the off-leash park or the kennel. Up in Everett, they actually closed their off-leash parks to try and stem the outbreak of parvo. There's no cure, it can be fatal in dogs that haven't been vaccinated -- especially puppies -- and along the way there can be very unpleasand symptoms.
Here's the good news: Today, (Thursday) the Homeward Pet Adoptions Cente
r at 13132 N.E. 177th
Place in Woodinville will administer FREE parvo combination vaccines from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.and they'll have a veterinarian on staff in case anybody's dog has a bad reaction to the shot.
It's usually like a $25 vaccination, plus office charges, so this is a good deal.
PS . .. .In case you were wondering, that beautiful face at the top of the page belongs to my dog Zoe.