Pond water

Just a heads up for folks living near urban ponds and lakes. This time of the year, hot weather and lowering lake levels often leads to algae blooms, particularly when the lakes are bordered by fertilized lawns. Most algae are the green type but some are called blue-green and have a bluish tint to them. If your dog drinks from urban lakes or ponds, be aware that some blue-green algae are toxic to dogs.

@wizard:

Just a heads up for folks living near urban ponds and lakes. This time of the year, hot weather and lowering lake levels often leads to algae blooms, particularly when the lakes are bordered by fertilized lawns. Most algae are the green type but some are called blue-green and have a bluish tint to them. If your dog drinks from urban lakes or ponds, be aware that some blue-green algae are toxic to dogs.

Great reminder. Seems every year around here there is at least one dog lost to algae in local lakes. Awful way to lose a dog.

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