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Tuesday, July 16th, 2024

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Tuesday, July 16th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Dogs and algae-laden water don’t mix

Retrievers and water are a natural pair, but if that water contains potentially life-threatening bacteria, it’s time to just say no to aquatic dog work. (Photo by Jeff Frischkorn)

Exercising bird dog breeds via “water work” is great for keeping or getting a canine in shape for the hunting season.
What the activity should not experience, however, is for a dog to become ill even to death by the activity. And yet both of those possibilities exist should a dog be endangered through the ingestion of what’s commonly called “blue-green” algae.

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