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Article regarding toxic algae in bodies of water that has been fatal to dogs within an hour or so of swimming. 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/08/12/three-dogs-played-pond-toxic-algae-killed-them/?noredirect=on

 


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There have been several instances of this now. One very near to me here in NC that showed a photo of the disgusting green water. Why ever would someone think that was ok to swim in?


 

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This stuff scares the crap out of me because we do swim in the summer (we went yesterday actually) and there's always algae in the water, but there is plenty of algae that isn't toxic. 

I'm wondering if the photos of her three dogs are from that day because that water looks normal, which makes it even more frightening. 


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Don, I can only see part of the story in your link but that was the one near me. Also happened in TX. And I saw a post of someone's dog in an old bathtub that was full of yucky algae water. Yuck.
Years ago I removed the birdbath in my backyard after my dogs all got diarrhea from drinking out of it.


 

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Angels: Mazy (CBR Crazy Girl), Potato, my mystery ibizan girl, Allen (M's Pretty Boy), Percy (Fast But True), Mikey (Doray's Patuti), Pudge le mutt, Tessa the iggy, Possum (Apostle), Gracie (Dusty Lady), Harold (Slatex Harold), "Cousin" Simon our step-iggy, Little Dude the iggy ,Bandit (Bb Blue Jay), Niña the galgo, Wally (Allen Hogg), Thane (Pog Mo Thoine), Oliver (JJ Special Agent), Comet, & Rosie our original mutt.

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It’s happening in Ohio and Illinois too.


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1 hour ago, macoduck said:

Don, I can only see part of the story in your link but that was the one near me. Also happened in TX. And I saw a post of someone's dog in an old bathtub that was full of yucky algae water. Yuck.
Years ago I removed the birdbath in my backyard after my dogs all got diarrhea from drinking out of it.

Hi Ducky, 

You might try viewing it using incognito mode in your browser.  If you can only see part of it you are probably at your article limit for free views with that site. Usually incognito mode will get you around that.  

This toxic algae is as scary as the flesh eating bacteria that people are contracting when they go swimming. 


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I just heard someone on the radio talking about it...

Another reason I am afraid of fresh bodies of water!!!!! EEK!


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Here in CT too, sheesh. 


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SC too, and apparently it can be dangerous for people.


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So yesterday my water company issued an advisory, high levels of blue green algae in the reservoir that holds our drinking water. And a mention of a similar advisory in a nearby lake. I had been watching the state map of known blooms and wasn't seeing anything near here. I also think our pond behind our house may have it. I am now pretty much terrified. I had a nightmare last night that the dogs went to the water's edge at the stream that comes out of our pond and they both got really sick. :rolleyes::lol:


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