How do we prevent blue-green algae poisoning?

Jul 01, 2024

  • Avoid stagnant bodies of water that have visible algal blooms, scum, foam on the surface, or rotten odors. 
  • Check for reported blooms. The state of Colorado monitors some (but not all) bodies of water for cyanotoxins.
  • Adhere to signage around bodies of water that may warn of contamination.
  • Remove stagnant water (fountains, birdbaths, and even plant containers) at home to prevent blue-green algae growth.  
  • If you think your pet may have been exposed to an algal bloom, seek veterinary care immediately. AESC provides emergency care 24/7/365, even on holidays.