Welcome to WikiWirral, sharing is what we do best.
Forum Stats
12186 Members
65 Forums
72617 Topics
978539 Posts
53 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
87 registered (Apg2003, 15 invisible), 1586 Guests and 217 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Parking Charges 868
Trump 822
Secretive mega shake-up of NHS could cost £15 mil 744
Paypal help 430
Something to get a drone off a roof! 375
RAC ,AA v Breakdown Recovery 368
Question Time 367
Paper Recycling. ? 352
When we live to be a 100 yrs old 349
Best Price for Scarpping my car 338
New General Forums
Test on old english words
by derekdwc
20th Jan 2017 8:02pm
Jets
by cools
20th Jan 2017 12:14pm
The Scouse Accent
by palemoon
18th Jan 2017 7:49pm
birthday wishes
by sunnyside
18th Jan 2017 12:48pm
New Wirral History
753 Sea Horse, Unit 9, Wallasey Waterfront
by Norton
18th Jan 2017 9:07pm
What was County Hall, Abbey Street, Birkenhead?
by yoller
15th Jan 2017 1:28pm
752 The Old Manor Club, Withens Lane, Liscard
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 2:20pm
751 Plough Inn, Mount Pleasant Rd, New Brighton
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 1:38pm
351 Prince Alfred 30 Tunnel Road 30 30 to 32
by yoller
8th Jan 2017 7:18pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Trimm Rock Quarry, Cilcain
by diggingdeeper
09:22 PM
Problem With Wifi
by Excoriator
08:58 PM
Parking Charges
by newbrightonmole
08:38 PM
Something to get a drone off a roof!
by TheComputerLab
07:48 PM
LCD/Plasma wall bracket - £10
by DavidB
02:16 PM
Childs solid wood bed
by Mike_Hoylake
01:01 PM
Trump
by venice
11:07 AM
Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry
by granny
10:25 AM
Paper Recycling. ?
by spinner1
21st Jan 2017 11:51pm
January
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by buddy
17th Jan 2017 9:46am
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:08am
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#416687 - 24th Jun 2010 6:24pm Dog Owners: Beware the Water Can Kill Your Dog
Tilly Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 22nd Oct 2009
Posts: 1702
Loc: wallasey
submitted by PDSA
Dog owners are warned to steer well clear of stagnant ponds* when
catching some late summer sun with their pet. According to a leading
veterinary charity, this is ideal weather for highly toxic
‘blue-green algae’** to bloom. This can kill if dogs drink
contaminated water or swim in it and then groom themselves.
Senior Veterinary Surgeon at PDSA, Elaine Pendlebury, said:
“Toxins produced by, or contained within, some types of algae are
extremely poisonous and death is common and rapid – symptoms
occur within 15 minutes to one hour of exposure. Death can happen
within 10 to 30 minutes of this and usually within 24 hours of
swallowing the toxin.”
Algae can be more concentrated at water edges and even small amounts
of water can contain lethal doses. In some instances, dogs have been
found dead at the edge of the water.
The first signs of a problem include severe vomiting which may
contain blood which then can lead to more serious symptoms. With the
more toxic algae, breathing difficulties, collapse and death can
develop within 15 minutes of exposure to the toxin. Although affected
dogs can survive if treated quickly, clinical effects may show over a
longer period of time and they may develop kidney or liver failure.
Elaine concludes: “Blue-green algae is particularly prevalent
at this time of year, especially with this late summer sun we are
currently enjoying. So we want dog owners to be aware of just how
dangerous it can be. Dogs are particularly at risk when they drink from
watering holes like ponds where the algae has spread rapidly, usually
when it is sunny and the water has a high temperature.”
* Owners should beware of any stagnant pools. Algae can live on the
surface or the bottom of the water, so the pond won’t always have
a scum on the surface.
** Though known as blue-green algae, it can vary in colour – some are red and some are black as well as blue-green.

Top
Pets / Animals : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

WikiWirral Numbers : Between 150 and 200 New Members Every Month. With Over 3,500 unique visits and 35,000 Page Views each day. Average +500 Search Engines Daily and over 1,000,000 Million Page views a Month. Advertising from £20 . Click Me
#416700 - 24th Jun 2010 8:06pm Re: Dog Owners: Beware the Water Can Kill Your Dog [Re: ]
Capt_America Online   content
Forum Addict

Registered: 26th Jul 2008
Posts: 1499
Loc: Wallasey
It's worth pointing out it can kill humans too. As a rule of thumb if you wouldn't go in the water, don't let your dog.
_________________________
See you in cyberspace!

Top

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Problem With Wifi
by Uffda
04:06 PM
Trimm Rock Quarry, Cilcain
by diggingdeeper
05:03 AM
Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry
by granny
20th Jan 2017 12:00pm
Question Time
by derekdwc
19th Jan 2017 11:27pm
Sanctuary awaits 5 bears
by venice
19th Jan 2017 6:25pm
For Sale & Free
LCD/Plasma wall bracket - £10
by DavidB
02:16 PM
Childs solid wood bed
by Mike_Hoylake
01:01 PM
Something to get a drone off a roof!
by TheComputerLab
21st Jan 2017 4:56pm
PC Monitor
by organiser
21st Jan 2017 1:16pm
SwissGear suitcase only used once
by newbrightonmole
20th Jan 2017 8:54pm
Featured Member
Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7850
Newest Members
IdontKnow, Glenburn63, Branco, Smudge22, Collette63
12186 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Paper Recycling. ?
by fish5133
19th Jan 2017 11:16am
Paypal help
by venice
17th Jan 2017 8:59pm
Brown Bin Collections Restarting Today 17th Jan
by fish5133
17th Jan 2017 9:04am
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:19am
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:08am
News : New Topics
Brides Flown In
by granny
21st Jan 2017 11:16pm
Tasering Again
by diggingdeeper
20th Jan 2017 6:14pm
Trump
by cools
20th Jan 2017 4:16pm
Nuns Abused Children in Care Homes.
by granny
20th Jan 2017 12:13pm
Parking Charges
by diggingdeeper
19th Jan 2017 3:01pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Problem With Wifi
by Uffda
04:06 PM
Trimm Rock Quarry, Cilcain
by diggingdeeper
05:03 AM
Animal Cruelty in the Film Industry
by granny
20th Jan 2017 12:00pm
Question Time
by derekdwc
19th Jan 2017 11:27pm
Sanctuary awaits 5 bears
by venice
19th Jan 2017 6:25pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Problem With Wifi 169
Trimm Rock Quarry, Cilcain 40
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Mon 8:09am
Sunset Mon 4:38pm
Local Time Mon 2:20am
WikiWirral Can . . . .