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Blue-green algae

Discussion in 'Dog Health' started by Sezzy, Jul 20, 2018.

  1. Sezzy

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    We get these problems every year in some degree. The dutch water authority test the water and have a website where swimming water /lakes etc are given a rating so that if there is a danger in your area its easy to check.

    Warnings are also posted on lampposts or trees along the waters edge so that the chances of toxic shock are reduced greatly. A lot is to do with common sense, if the water is scummy or cloudy dont let your dog swim in it.
     
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    I have posted it on Twitter for the UK as i don't think many people know about this.
     
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    When we were out and about last year in north Wales, one of the meres we walked around had a sign about algae. Worryingly, we went to an enclosed private dog field yesterday which had a large tub in thew middle that was actually full of bright green water. Of course, Jimbo decided to look in and have a lick. No ill effects so far, thankfully.
     
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    Just try and keep an eye out for any changes in behaviours….
     
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    He seems fine, just his usual self :)
     
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