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Algae toxicity in dogs
From a concerned Aussie owner in Ft. Bragg

People need to be aware of the serious threat Algae poses to their companions. Although my vet, Dr. Chris Jordan seems to think that Blue green algaes is the most toxic, he states that dog owners need to know about the toxic effects of ingesting significant amounts of any algae.

He recommends:

  • Keep outside water buckets and dishes clean.
  • Disinfect water bowls, wading pools, etc. weekly with a mild bleach solution.
  • Don't let your dogs wade in algae infested water at the edges of rivers, streams or ponds because they will ingest the algae when they lick their paws clean.
Ingestion can result in serious complications and death in extreme cases.
Why take a chance?

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