July 23, 2020 7:00pm to 8:00pm
The Protecting Dogs and Animals from Harmful Algae Blooms live webinar will discuss harmful algae blooms (HABs)--the overgrowths of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) that cause water quality problems in lakes and ponds, including the occasional production of potent toxins. These toxins can poison people, household pets, waterfowl, and livestock. Because HABs are increasing in many areas, the number of dog poisonings from cyanobacterial toxins is also on the rise.
To keep your canine companions, as well as other animals, safe around local waterways, please add HABs to your safety checklist, especially in summer when you bring your dog to the beach or in the fall when waterfowl hunting with your favorite retriever. This webinar will help you visually identify harmful algae blooms so they can be avoided.
If you own a pond or lake, the webinar will also describe actions you can take to prevent or treat harmful algae blooms. You’ll also learn steps to take to protect animals before and after they are exposed to pond and lake water.
This event is being offered at no charge to participants.
Registration is required to receive the link to access the webinar.