Toxic Blue-green Algae Found in Some NC Lakes and Ponds

WATCH your pets!

The North Carolina Department of Water Resources is warning pet owners about an algae bloom present in some state ponds and lakes that is toxic to dogs!

NCDWR’s Algal Bloom Map shows that Bond Lake, located off High House Road and Maynard Road in Cary, tested positive for 166,000 units of cyanobacteria bloom but negative for toxins on May 27th.

There’s no cure for blue algae poisoning caused by toxins, and exposure nearly always leads to death in dogs.

State health officials have advised that even if a health notice isn’t posted on the NCDWR map, it’s best for humans and pets alike to avoid waters that smell bad or look murky or odd in color.

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