Blue Dogs in India – level 3

22-08-2017 15:00

Contaminated waters on the outskirts of Mumbai, India are to blame for dogs turning blue in the affected areas. According to local media, factories making dye are releasing untreated waste into a local river.

An Indian vet said that the affected dogs get skin infections, irritation, itching, and hair loss. When the dogs lick their skin to remove the colour, it gets into their stomaches, resulting in loose motions, diarrhoea and susceptibility to digestive system-related diseases.

Difficult words: dye (a colour), motion (when an animal or person has to poop), susceptibility (being likely to catch a disease).

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