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Dog Days of Summer: Pet Deaths From Toxic Algae Blooms Already Mounting

As some COVID-19 shutdowns now stretch into their fifth month, and with record-setting temperatures blanketing the U.S., cooped-up Americans may be hankering for water-centric recreation. But those with pet dogs may want to leave them at home to protect them from the growing problem of toxic algae outbreaks – and to stay out of the water themselves. So far this summer, at least six dogs have died after exposure to toxic algae blooms, outbreaks of poison-emitting bacteria in rivers, lakes and other bodies of water. That’s twice as many as this time last year: Only three of the 14 total reported deaths in 2019 took place before the end of July. Read more....


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