Tennessee veterinarian warns pet owners of toxic algae exposure


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) – Just days after three dogs in North Carolina died from toxic algae exposure, a Tennessee vet is warning pet owners about stagnant water.

Doctor Carolina Glyn Ervin with VCA Murphy Road Animal Hospital says even a small amount of algae can be deadly to pets.

In the summertime heat, bacteria can grow fast in standing water, and that could be contaminated with blue-green algae.

At this time, health officials say there have been no cases of toxic algae in Tennessee.

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