The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued guidelines to keep your dog safe this summer from toxic algaelike blooms in waterways. The murky green substance looks like paint floating in the water and can be found in shades of blue, green, brown and red. If you see ponds, streams or other waterways with a colorful foam of scum, avoid letting your dog near them. If they drink any of this water, it can lead to serious illness or death. If your dog does take a swim in questionable water, give them a good bath in clean water when they get home.
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