Blue-green Algae has Killed Dogs in US

An algal bloom (provincelake.org)

An algal bloom (provincelake.org)

     A 2013 study in the journal Toxins documents more than 200 dog deaths in the U.S. due to algal toxins, and blooms-- periods of expansive algal growth in one location-- are a common, hard-to-control problem that dog owners need to be aware of. The New York Sea Grant’s brochure, “Dogs and Harmful Algal Blooms” features a wealth of information for dog-owners. Available through the link below, the two-page, eight-panel brochure includes information on exposure levels, time-frames for negative effects, and tips for keeping dogs safe near the water.