Harmful Algal Blooms Persist in NJ

On August 20, NorthStar VETS posted a warning to pet parents about toxic algal blooms in NJ waters. This update is to inform pet parents that of the 21 bodies of water affected by harmful algal blooms (HABs) in July and August, 15 continue to be affected in September.

To err on the side of caution, please keep pets away from water that is green, scummy or smells bad. Toxin-producing cyanobacteria are not just dangerous for dogs, they can be fatal! We urge all pet parents to avoid exposure to bodies of water with algal blooms.

For the latest news story, visit NJ.com.

For more information on these harmful blue green algal blooms, visit EPA.gov.

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