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Dogs Are Dying From Lakes and Ponds Filled With Toxic Algae

Pet owners around the country are seeing their beloved canines perish after letting them cool off in waters harboring toxic algae.  Dogs in North Carolina, Georgia and Texas have all died recently after swimming in waters covered in a harmful algae bloom, which is difficult to detect.  "Your typical lay person will not be able to tell one algae from another, or a good from a bad," said Dr. Mark Aubel, of Greenwater Laboratories who studies harmful algae blooms, to Atlanta's 11 Alive. "It just kind of behooves anybody that sees algae in a lake, in a pond, that they'd probably want to be cautious and just not expose themselves to it or to their pets."  Read more....

 

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