Renton dog park closed as precaution due to potential Parvovirus


RENTON, Wash. - Cedar River dog park in Renton is temporarily closed as a precaution after a recent outbreak of Canine Parvovirus in King County.

Renton city officials say the dog park will be closed starting Aug. 11 for at least two weeks.

A veterinarian told the City of Renton's Community Services Department that a dog found to have Canine Parvovirus most likely visited the city's Cedar River dog park recently.

All surfaces will be treated with a diluted bleach mixture.

Parvovirus is:

  • A highly contagious viral canine disease
  • The most common cause for diarrhea in puppies under 6 months old
  • Transmitted through contact with dog feces
  • The symptoms -- lethargy, vomiting and diarrhea -- develop 3 to 7 days after infection.
  • Read more about Parvovirus here.

Puppies can be vaccinated against Parvovirus.

If you suspect something's wrong with your dog after being at the park, contact a veterinarian.




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