The Toxic Blue-Green Algae Responsible For Killing Dogs Around The U.S. Has Been Found In Massachusetts

Pet owners in Massachusetts should take extra caution around the water this summer, as potentially dangerous algae has been spotted in various place across the state.

Cyanobacteria, also called blue-green algae, often blooms in lakes and ponds. The algae produces toxins that can be harmful to both people and animals. In some cases, exposure can even be fatal. Here’s what you should know.

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Please note that though the information in this article was accurate at the time of publication, water conditions are subject to change.The photos above are illustrative of the effects of cyanobacteria and do not depict current water conditions in Massachusetts.