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Protect your pets from harmful algae blooms

Download the pet safety poster in English or Spanish.

Blue-green algae can form harmful blooms in lakes, ponds, and rivers that make the water murky, and can sometimes make the water look like pea soup or paint. These blooms may produce toxins and could make pets and people sick.

  • If you see water like this, do not allow your pet to swim in or drink the water.
    Harmful  algae blooms in water
  • Rinse pets off immediately if they come into contact with an algae bloom.

Call your vet immediately if your pet has been around an algae bloom and shows symptoms such as vomiting, staggering, drooling, or convulsions.


You can download the printer-friendly poster from the links below.  This poster is available in English and Spanish.

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