A message from Nona: I have been allowing my dog, Stella, to swim in the creek at Gulf Branch this spring. I always shower her with clean water when I get home. But last week she contracted a bacterial skin infection…small scabs across her back and neck.
Although the veterinarian was not able to detect the source of the bacteria, I am pretty sure it's the creek water, which contains run-off from the streets, yard waste, etc. Although the creek water looks clean and fresh, please beware. Stella is now on daily antibiotics and must have a medicated shampoo twice a week until the infection abates.