I just made a thread and it seems to have disappeared. Weird. So, here it is again: http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/dec/01/outbreak-of-dog-virus-in-wa-worries-owners/ This is terrible...so wide spread all over the Puget Sound region. They're closing dog parks all over. I wonder if I should get my adult dogs vaccinated. They haven't been since they were very young. I know it mostly affects puppys, but what about senior dogs? I am pretty sure it's possible to get them too sometimes. And contemplating getting a new puppy or young adult, forget it, at least for some time, since the virus can stay in the soil for a very long time. And young dogs especially, even adults need socialization. This is very distressing. What would you do? Should I stop taking my dogs for walks? I was a little alarmed....this past week end, they both had diarrhea...not completely liquid, but very, very soft. My daughter and I did give them some hand-outs of the bacon we were cooking. And it had pepper in it. But usually my dogs have stomachs of lead. Maybe we gave them too much though. They didn't act sick in any other way, just frequent, loose stools. I gave them pumpkin and they're seemingly back to normal now. So, if you're thinking about traveling to Washington, (I think it's mostly on this west side of the mountains) and you have a puppy, think again. How awful this is!