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

Dog owners, beware! You may have heard about cyanobacteria. It’s common in the southeast United States, but can be found pretty much anywhere in the country. It’s bacteria that is produced by blue-green algae that is found in naturally occurring water sources, and it can cause liver failure and death if ingested by dogs. Symptoms are often not displayed until it is too late, so you definitely want to avoid this with pets and young children!

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For more information about harmful algal blooms, check out the New York State Federation of Lake Associations website. Stay safe out there, dog owners!

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