BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Water and dogs go together in Maryland but this time of year, that can prove fatal.
Alex DeMetrick reports conditions are right in some waterways to sicken and kill dogs.
Dogs that take to water need to be careful where they swim right now because in places like the Magothy River in Anne Arundel County, tiny black mussels are reproducing in big numbers.
“[The reason] is salinity. So years that we have more rain and less salt, we seem to see the mussels,” said Dr. Sally Hornor, an aquatic ecologist.