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Protect Your Dog During Harmful Algal Blooms

Report a Bloom

24-Hour DEQ Environment Incidents Line: (801) 536-4123

Call Utah Poison Control Center

If you believe you or your pet have been exposed to a harmful algal bloom, call (800) 222-1222.

Dogs can be exposed to toxins by skin contact with water contaminated with cyanobacteria or toxin(s), when swallowing water while playing in the water, or by licking it off fur or hair. If you suspect your dog has been exposed to a toxic algal bloom, please seek immediate veterinary care.

Animals may exhibit the following symptoms:

  • Weakness
  • Staggering
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Vomiting
  • Convulsions

Below are useful resources on what are harmful algal blooms, how dogs can be affected, and how to protect your pet from toxins.

To learn more about cyanobacteria and their toxins please visit the EPA website Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms (CyanoHABs) in Water Bodies.