What you need to know about the toxic blue-green algae that's killing dogs

Today.comTemperatures soared to 96 degrees in Wilmington, North Carolina on Thursday. So, Melissa Martin and Denise Mintz gathered up their dogs Abby, Harpo and Izzy and headed to a nearby pond for a swim. Hours later, all three pups were dead.

August 13th 2019


Algae Can Poison Your Dog

The New York TimesDog owners have reported this summer that their pets became fatally ill after swimming in freshwater lakes and ponds, apparently after ingesting water laden with toxic blue-green algae. Intense blooms have led to swimming bans from lakes in the Pacific ...

August 12th 2019


3 dogs die hours after playing in pond filled with toxic algae

CBS News"At 12:08 a.m., our dogs crossed the rainbow bridge together," Martin said. "They contracted blue-green algae poisoning and there was nothing they could do. We are gutted. I wish I could do today over. I would give anything to have one more day with them." ...

August 12th 2019


Three dogs played in a pond. Toxic algae killed them.

Washington PostBut unbeknown to the dogs and their owners, the relentless August sun had also made the pond a bathtub of toxins. A poisonous microscopic bacteria called blue-green algae had grown in the water, a threat Martin and Mintz did not know about until it was ...

August 12th 2019


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

CNNBlue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, are "primitive," photosynthetic organisms that can feed off the sun to make their own energy and release oxygen and possibly toxins in the process, said David G. Schmale III, a professor at Virginia Tech.

August 12th 2019


Blue-green algae risk in seven RI lakes, ponds

Turn to 10Health officials said coming in contact with water containing blue-green algae cause skin irritation. Swallowing it can cause stomach ache, diarrhea, vomiting and nausea. Dizziness, headache, fever, liver damage, and nervous system damage are more ...

August 12th 2019


3 dogs die after exposure to toxic blue-green algae in pond: What to know

AL.com“They contracted blue green algae poisoning and there was nothing they could do. We are gutted. I wish I could do today over.” Martin has launched a GoFundMe to raise money to construct signs at bodies of water warning about the deadly bacteria.

August 12th 2019


3 Dogs Die After Swimming In Pond With Blue-Green Algae

CBS Denver(CNN) — A doggy play date in a North Carolina pond turned tragic after three pups died from toxic algae. Now, their owners say they hope their loss will educate fellow dog lovers about the dangerous blooms. Melissa Martin and Denise Mintz took their ...

August 12th 2019


NC woman warns about blue-green algae after 3 dogs die hours after exposure

13newsnow.com WVECWILMINGTON, N.C. — A North Carolina woman is devastated after her three dogs suddenly died after an afternoon of playing in and around water. Now she wants to warn other dog owners about the potential dangers in our own backyards. Melissa Martin ...

August 12th 2019


North Carolina woman's dogs die from toxic blue-green algae hours after play date

whnt.comA doggy playdate in a North Carolina pond turned tragic after three pups died from toxic algae. Now, their owners say they hope their loss will educate fellow dog lovers about the dangerous blooms. Melissa Martin and Denise Mintz took their beloved dogs ...

August 12th 2019