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15 Things That Will Harm Your Dog (Part 3/15)

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15 Things That Will Harm Your Dog (Part 3/15)
Posted April 05, 2018 by https://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/things-backyard-hidden-dangers-dog.html/3/
 
      

3. Your pond or lake

“Do you live on a lake or have a small pond in your backyard? The views are probably great. But the algae that might live in the lake or pond water can pose serious dangers to your dog. Pet Poison Helpline reports that blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, produce toxins that affect both dogs and humans who swim in or drink from contaminated water. You can find this algae in freshwater lakes, streams, and ponds. Blue-green algae grow and form “blooms” that give the water a blue-green appearance (hence, its name). Even small exposures can result in fatal poisoning. If you suspect a body of water might be contaminated, the only safe course of action is to keep your dog away from it.” SOURCE: https://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/things-backyard-hidden-dangers-dog.html/3/