Animal Rescue League Issues Warning About Blue-Green Algae

Certain algae blooms are toxic to both dogs and people...

From the Animal Rescue League of Boston:

Blue-green algae warning — Please share this important info with other pet owners

With a number of ponds in our area being closed due to cyanobacteria, commonly known as blue-green algae, please take a moment to read this important info from our Vice President of Animal Welfare and Veterinary Services, Dr. Edward Schettino: 

“ARL reminds dog owners to use caution outdoors in times like these. The algae blooms are toxic to both people and dogs, and symptoms can appear in a matter of minutes. If your dog comes in contact with contaminated water, bathe your animal as soon as possible, and if he or she show symptoms including vomiting, disorientation, excessive drooling or seizures, take them to a veterinary facility immediately.” welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on