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One Dog Dies of Parvo After Attending Pet Expo in Puyallup

The world’s largest pet and pet product expo was held in Puyallup on Nov. 3 and 4.

One of the dogs that attended a pet expo in Puyallup earlier this month has died of Parvovirus, according to the America's Family Pet Expo’s Facebook page.

The world’s largest pet and pet product expo was held at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center on Nov. 3 and 4.

The America’s Family Pet Expo posted the following message on its Facebook page on Tuesday, Nov. 13:

It has come to our attention that one of the dogs in attendance at our Expo recently passed away from Parvovirus. At this time, we do not know the circumstances of exactly how the virus was contracted or when, but we do want to let the public know as a precaution. We sincerely hope this is an isolated incident and no other dogs will be affected, but your pets’ safety is our top priority.

We make every effort to make sure the animals participating at our events are healthy and, as we find out more about this incident, we will be reviewing all of our procedures for next year’s event to ensure the health of the pets are never in jeopardy. We will also notify you if more specific and pertinent information comes to our attention.

On Friday, Nov. 16, the organization said no other known cases have been reported.

Patch will have more information as it becomes available.

Jean November 20, 2012 at 04:49 AM
the Pet Expo has been completely irresponsible and unresponsive in this matter. They should have IMMEDIATELY notified the public via a news announcement with local stations or papers. And they should have emaild all of the exhibitors who attended this event. As an exhibitor I was NOT notified. I had to hear about this second hand.
dexterjibs November 20, 2012 at 05:08 AM
Yea, sometimes life happens and you have to roll with the punches. Just deal with it.
Cynthia Powell November 20, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Hey Jean, If it is the same group that put on the Pet Expo last year, They are very responsible business owners and love animals! I will be checking into this further! I would hope they did not put any animals in harms way, just to continue with the Expo. Vendors pay a lot of money for booths at the exhibit. I had planned on being a vendor there! Not sure how I missed it! I never received any info on the Expo being held yet!
Jean November 21, 2012 at 12:31 AM
yes it is the same group as last year and as far as I am concerned they ARE NOT Responsible. 1) they allowed the public in with their pets 2) they have not contacted ANY of the vendors or made a media announcement. The only announcement they made was on their FB page (which at the time only had 80 followers). If they cared about animals they would have sent each of the exhibitors/vendors an email and they would have contacted the media so that people who attended could keep an eye on their pets. They have done none of that.
Cynthia Powell November 21, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Hey Jean, give me a call so we can talk! 253 582-1635 I have found talking is some times better then posting! Cynthia Powell www.dogtreatbakery.org

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