Be careful with your dogs this time of year

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  1. Il. MudDuk

    Il. MudDuk Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Reports of toxic blue-green algae in waterways are popping up as of late.
    Exposure to Cyanobactria can be fatal to dogs if they swim in or drink the tainted water.
    If the body of water, and from what I understand is typically stagnant or slow moving water, has what appears to be a blue or greenish paint tint to it, keep the dogs out of it.
    If dogs are exposed to or drink the water, contact your vet asap or call poison control @ 1-800-222-1222.
     
  2. wildfowl4444

    wildfowl4444 Elite Refuge Member

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    Great advice! Thanks for sharing!
     
  3. riverrat47

    riverrat47 Elite Refuge Member

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    Same goes for puddles in ditches, etc., which seem to be particularly prevalent at the end of culverts under roads. If they stand there, stagnant for any length of time, I've seen blue-green algae form. My dogs seem to head directly to them every time I let them out on hot summer days.
     
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    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    You should post this on the main forum.
     
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    ARHHH4 Elite Refuge Member

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    I saw some of this a few weeks ago at elephant rocks state park in Missouri. Figured it had something to do with the limestone or granite cliffs. Looked sort of like oil swirls but was ocean water blue/green
     
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    My vet just reminded me about this last night.
     

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