BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — We'd do anything for our dogs. That's why it's tough hear about a string of dog deaths , particularly in the south because of blue-green algae. Dogs are consuming the toxin, getting sick and dying.
The dangers of dogs and blue-green algae are not new. And there are dangerous blooms here in Western New York.
The DEC has set up a website to show you exactly where there have been reports of blue-green algae . The hot spot in Western New York is on Chautauqua Lake.
This is blue-green algae. It can look like pea soup, it can be in green clumps, or even look like paint on the surface:
This is a picture of non-toxic algae: