MadSci Network: Zoology

Subject: Is green algae dangerous to dogs?

Date: Tue Aug 1 13:01:28 2000
Posted by Kat Wolfdancer
Grade level: grad (non-science) School: Grossmont College
City: El Cajon State/Province: CA Country: USA
Area of science: Zoology
ID: 965149288.Zo

In aquariums, the existence of green algae is a nuisance, but not 
dangerous. The existence of brown algae is indicative of "sick" water. 
Canids drink from ponds that have green algae in them with no discerable 
harm. But I was told that if your dog's drinking bucket has any green 
algae (not brown & not blue-green) in it , that this is indicative of 
animal neglect. Is this , indeed, a fact, or is this a needless worry?

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