Thursday, August 29, 2019
By Paul Martin

This is an emergency health alert for canines nationwide

Adan Salazar
AUGUST 29, 2019

From Oregon to Maine, from Minnesota to Texas, beloved pets are dying after swimming in lakes and ponds.

Stories are emerging nationwide of dogs who took a dip, and died moments later, and local governments are advising against letting pets swim in bodies of water which may be contaminated with toxic blue-green algae.

In Austin, Texas, three dogs died after swimming in Lady Bird Lake, with the deaths attributed to the cyanobacterial algae blooms being found across the U.S.

Likewise, another family’s three dogs also died after swimming in a North Carolina lake full of blue-green algae earlier this month.

The algae forms when a cold winter gives way to a hot summer, making rivers, ponds and lakes ideal breeding grounds for the bacteria.

“Small children and pets are more susceptible to the algae’s health effects, which can cause asthma-like symptoms if inhaled, or even liver or neurological damage if ingested,” reports Massachusetts local media WWLP.

With reports coming in from all over the country, it’s past time for the public to be aware of the dangerous health hazard infesting U.S. lakes.

This article covers only a few incidents reported this summer from several states, but as additional reports surface on a daily basis it’s important to check with your local government for the latest updates.

Austin, Texas

“The first dogs that were reported to have died were in Austin, Texas after swimming at the popular Lady Bird Lake,” reports

So far three dogs have died after swimming at the Red Bud Isle body of water that leads into Lady Bird Lake, which runs through south central Austin.

Austin resident Brittany Stanton documented the sad last moments with her pup “Ollie” after he swam in the lake on August 3.

“He stood on the front of the kayak and would bend down to put one paw in the water to drag as I got us a bit farther from the dock. And then he jumped. And swam. And swam. He would jump off, swim back, have me help him back in the boat and then do it all over again. And again. We had such a wonderful time. My last hour with him that would be filled with happy memories.”

Testing shows the bacteria is currently still present in Town Lake.

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