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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Blue-green Algae Blooms Poisonous to Pets

Blue-green Algae Blooms Poisonous to Pets

Many dogs enjoy nothing more than playing in the water. Unfortunately, this seemingly harmless, fun activity has proven fatal for some dogs. The culprit is toxic blue-green algae. Extreme algae blooms have appeared in lakes in the Pacific Northwest, the entire coast of the Mississippi River and Lake Hopatcong, the largest lake in New Jersey. Blue-green algae or cyanobacteria are…

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Fighting the Spread of Rabies Worldwide

Fighting the Spread of Rabies Worldwide

Rabies vaccination programs here in the United States have been successful in preventing the natural spread of rabies in dogs. There were 125 cases of human rabies reported in the US between 1960 to 2018. Twenty-eight percent of these cases were a result of contact with an infected dog outside of the US. For those infected within the US, the…

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