The Toxic Blue-Green Algae Responsible For Killing Dogs Around The U.S. Has Been Found In South Carolina
Throughout the South, as well as other parts of the country, this summer has been particularly filled with reports of toxic blue green algae blooms that, to date, have killed at least eight dogs in the South, alone. In early August, four dogs died in Texas, followed by a dog in Georgia, and three dogs in North Carolina. All were swimming in what appeared to be normal water – but unbeknownst to their human companions, the water was laced with an unseen toxic algae bloom. It took only hours for each of the dogs to succumb to the effects.
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To protect your dog to the fullest, simply keep it on a leash when outside if not in an enclosed area. If you suspect your dog was exposed, seek veterinary care immediately.
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Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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