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How to spot the toxic algae that's killing dogs in the Southeast

Post by SEL » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:50 pm

I thought I'd share this, I know there are people on here from the southeast. The article does mention that toxic algae has been found in every state. I didn't know how quickly it can be fatal to dogs. I feel really bad for the people who have lost their dogs due to toxic algae. I have taken my dog to lakes and creeks and I'm going to be more careful.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/12/health/t ... index.html
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Re: How to spot the toxic algae that's killing dogs in the Southeast

Post by Dutchringgirl » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:10 pm

this is crazy!! WE have some up here in ct, and they close some parks. Im not taking my girls swimming now just to be safe.
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Re: How to spot the toxic algae that's killing dogs in the Southeast

Post by Mark77 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:09 pm

I think the algae blooms are caused by farmers chemicals. I know that there is a huge dead zone in the gulf of mexico caused by this. I don't take my dogs near water, I used to and I have really nice large lakes within half an hour either direction along with smaller lakes in some parks nearby but it's not worth it. A few years ago I used to take the dogs canoeing down one of the side rivers because they loved to swim but not anymore, not since reading about all these dogs dying from that algae. Algae isn't the only think you have to worry about when it gets hot out. A couple years back I took them swimming in one of the rivers and all three ended up with giardia, just endless diarrhea for days and spent a ton of money getting that cleaned out of their system.

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Re: How to spot the toxic algae that's killing dogs in the Southeast

Post by Dutchringgirl » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:51 pm

There is a lake by me that they close every year. Im sure chemicals have something to do with it but the lake does not get much sun and sun also may help, not sure. But no more water play for me this year. Usually early summer seems to be fine, then we get the warnings mid way through when it gets hot.
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