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Algae dangers
« on: October 15, 2022, 04:08:48 PM »
Lost my dream pup last night to algae in my pond. She was 4 months old.  I was doing cleaning on the pond and believe I stirred up the algae.  She started acting funny and was dead in 20 minutes on my lap on the way to the Veterinarian. Hopefully nobody else has to go through this

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Re: Algae dangers
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2022, 04:13:33 PM »
Oh man that's rough. Very sorry to hear this man. Hang in there.

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Re: Algae dangers
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2022, 04:21:33 PM »
Sorry to hear about your loss.
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Re: Algae dangers
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2022, 04:49:47 PM »
How aweful. So sorry to hear this

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Re: Algae dangers
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2022, 04:59:14 PM »
Oh man..
So sorry.. :'(
One of my biggest fears. We have 3 ponds and two waterfalls and the dogs love them..but algea is always growing even with uv filters.

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Re: Algae dangers
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2022, 05:06:58 PM »
Wow, what a gut punch. Very sorry that you lost your pup like this.

Wife and I headed to one of the CDA chain of lakes about a month ago and I've never seen a more nasty algae bloom in my life on one of the area lakes there.  We had intended on fishing and camping, but after seeing that we were outta there in mere minutes. I told my wife that sh! t looked horribly toxic. The entire lake was literally split pea green, with spattering of beige and brown. This lake is normally pristine clear!
We were thankful to have left the dog at home on that rare occasion.

Thanks for sharing your story, it may help others!

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Re: Algae dangers
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2022, 05:15:10 PM »
Sad news.  She looks like a dream pup, for sure.  So sorry for your loss.

We had an older lab who got really sick from drinking lake water with a red-colored algae bloom.  Until then, I didn't know it could be a problem.  RIP to your good pup.  She was a dandy. 

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Re: Algae dangers
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2022, 05:35:37 PM »
Bear,

Iím so sorry to hear this.  I have been keeping my little six month old chocolate lab out of the local lakes as they have algae blooms too.  He dove in off the bow of the boat the other day and I was more than a bit concerned.  Heís ok but this news just hurts.  So sorry manÖ

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Re: Algae dangers
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2022, 07:20:42 PM »
So sorry. That is horrible. One of my biggest fears in all of hunting is you just donít know with that *censored*.

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Re: Algae dangers
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2022, 07:33:30 PM »
I an SO SORRY, terrible!

If you want to see blue/green algae. Walk around Soda lake this winter when the water drops. There will be rings of blue on the shoreline.

Algae blooms and the danger to pets and kids is being talked about more in the media but we need to be warning our friends and family of potential harms to pets and young ones.

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Re: Algae dangers
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2022, 11:48:54 AM »
Still dealing with a lot of anger, but will power through.  Right after we told ourselves it wasnít meant to be.  Problem is I donít believe that things that are hard is a sign itís not in Godís will.  So, we put ourselves on the list to get another puppy from the same parents.  Itís a big commitment to buy a dog from the Midwest and have it personally flown out here, but I know the bloodlines I want.  So we start the process again.  Fingers crossed 🤞🏾   Does anyone know of a testing system for the toxic algae?

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Re: Algae dangers
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Re: Algae dangers
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2022, 01:09:45 PM »
Bear, sorry for your loss of this beautiful pup. I didn't even know that algae could be fatal to animals and humans. I do now. Thank you for the advisory.

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Re: Algae dangers
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2022, 01:20:47 PM »
Really sorry to hear this. I almost lost my dog this past summer to algae poisoning. I wasnít even aware of it until I asked rain shadow on here what he thought it could be.

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Re: Algae dangers
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2022, 03:06:07 PM »
Terrible to hear.  She was a good looking pup and at a great age for the season.  Hopefully others don't run into the same issue with all the current water issues right now.
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