Keep Pets Away from Lady Bird Lake , Red Bud Isle, Auditorium Shores, Barton Creek ...

August 16, 2019

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Update 8/15/19 10:50 am: KEEP YOUR PETS OUT OF THE WATER IN ATX! 

Additional testing has found more harmful algae at Auditorium Shores, Red Bud Isle & Barton Creek near Lady Bird Lake. Keep pets out of the water. Keep yourself away too. More info here   
There's also word about the algae being in the Guadalupe River:   Tamra from Boerne, her dog Fina died within an hour of ingesting blue-green algae in the Guadalupe River. Click here!

Update 8/9/19 5:09pm: Preliminary test results show low levels of neurotoxin have been found in two samples of algae near Red Bud Isle on Lady Bird Lake. The toxin was not found in any of the water or other algae samples from eight other locations. Pet owners should still keep dogs out of Lady Bird Lake / away from Red Bud Isle!  More here! 


The algae is being tested by the University of Texas and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Officials expect preliminary test results by Friday morning and full results on Monday.

Update 8/7/19 5:26pm: Red Bud Isle Dog Park is also CLOSED due to the toxic Algae!  DO NOT GO / KEEP PETS AWAY! More here!

Update 8/7/19  10:20am:  A 3rd dog has died after swimming in Lady Bird Lake. 

Please DO NOT let furbabies / pets drink from or swim in Lady Bird Lake. There is a specific blue green Algae in Lady Bird Lake that is capable of releasing a neurotoxin, that is HARMFUL to pets & even people if a sufficient amount of water or algae is ingeseted. Tests are being run to determine the risk factor in the lake, and results are expected to be available early next week. Precautions are being taken now. Especially since 2 dogs who swam in the Lake have died. Although their official cause of death hasn't been determined. Please share this information. #SpreadtheWord 

Symptoms to look out for that many times show up within minutes and hours of exposure:
If you're pet is showing signs of having some symptoms, please take them to the vet for immediate care!

  • Excessive drooling, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Foaming at the mouth
  • Jaundice, hepatomegaly
  • Blood in urine or dark urine
  • Stumbling
  • Loss of appetite
  • Photosensitization in recovering animals
  • Abdominal tenderness
  • Progression of muscle twitches
  • Respiratory paralysis

Most severe is respiratory paralysis and death.
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