Beware BLUE GREEN Algea

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by feff94, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. feff94

    feff94 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just lost my hunting buddy and family dog to this Toxic algea, it can affect all forms of live stalk and pets Please google it get educated.
    He drank the water in devils lake and was gone in 30 minutes.
    Take care
    Nate
     
  2. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I'm very sorry about your buddy. [​IMG]
     
  3. tweetyflights

    tweetyflights Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really, it's that toxic?! I had no idea! And I too am sorry about your pup [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Gosh, I'm so sorry, so very sorry.

    Imp

    We hear about this every year when the weather warms up, on the local news.
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I've never heard of it?? What should i look for?
    Sorry about your dog... [​IMG]
     
  6. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the warning and I am very sorry for your loss.

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  7. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Dr. Schultz at herb.com uses super bluegreen algae in all of his formulas. I doubt he would do that if it were toxic.... must be some bacteria or virus hooked on the live stuff that got your buddy and his canine.

    ETA: I googled it and can only find the "super food" Blue Green Algae that is beneficial for human consumption.
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2011
  9. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    If you google blue green algae toxicity in dogs, you will find lots of information. It is indeed rapidly fatal.

    Feff, sorry you lost your dog but thanks for bringing this to my attention, I had never heard of it.
     
  10. starforever61

    starforever61 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're actually not an algae at all, but a bacteria that can photosynthesize. nasty stuff.
     

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