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Warning for Sussex dog owners about dangerous blue-green algae: everything you need to know

The PDSA is warning dog owners across Sussex and beyond about a dangerous bacteria in lakes and streams that could seriously harm their pets.

PDSA vet nurse Nina Downing said that blue-green algae is most common in still or stagnant water during summer, but said it can grow in all aquatic environments.

She said: “This particular type of bacteria is highly poisonous to animals, and can sadly be fatal, or result in long-term health problems for those that survive.