Skip to comments.Dog’s death prompts MPCA to issue alert on toxic algae blooms
Posted on 08/03/2014 7:59:45 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
he MPCA issued the alert Thursday following the death of a dog last weekend in Sherburne County.
Brock Tatge, the dogs owner, told the MPCA that he and his family were spending time last Sunday on Prairie Lake, where they live, when their dog, Copper, suddenly became ill. The dog had been fetching a tennis ball from the lake.
We noticed that Copper went on shore, began vomiting and panting very hard, and just looked very sick, Tatge said. I carried him to my truck and brought him to the vets office.
Coppers condition deteriorated and he died at the veterinarians office.
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Immediate symptoms?? Sounds more like high tech poison...not this algae bloom toxin they’re talking about.
They probably play with the ball all the time (article said they live on the lake). All the effort of running, swimming, etc would have sped the toxins that were there from previous play sessions through it’s system.
Blue-green Algae or Cyanobacteria...
Cyanobacteria produce many different kinds of toxins depending on their particular strain. These toxins affect different parts of the body, from the skin and upper respiratory system to the neurons. Some of the toxins can affect the liver, causing hemorrhaging, vomiting, cancer, and even death. Determining the toxicity of the water is very difficult because the level of toxins can change drastically even from one day to the next.
read the conclusions on page 8 first
Sick doggie ping!
Yeah,I hadn’t heard that it works in that fashion or that fast. If it does then that’s scary.
Algae bloom toxicity even from stock ponds is very hard to successfully treat. I am zero for life in success treating this.
Imagine a genetically engineering algae that produces toxins, is hard to kill and spreads easily...
With the toxic algae bloom in Ohio, and now this incident in Minnesota, it would be a good time to make sure doggies are supervised around lakes and streams.
Yes, indeed...conditions will vary a lot from lake to lake, area to area, but this is NOT something to mess around with, or allow your pets or kids to, either!!
I didn’t know this could happen with inland bodies of water, but then we’re ocean types. And know to steer clear with red tides & even brown.
God Love these people. What a painful lesson.
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