Has anyone been following the recent stories about dogs dying after swimming in ponds a dog parks? News stories are pointing at a blue-green algae which the dogs are drinking while swimming and they get sick or even die within a couple hours. They just closed down the ponds at the huge dog park in Memphis after two dogs died and the rumors started spreading quickly about the algae. Too bad they can't just SLAM the ponds like we can with our pools.
The killer is blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, that can be found in fresh or salt water and contain toxins that can be fatal to dogs within minutes, hours, or days of exposure.