Please Read About Blue Green Algae

Posted by Theresa Goiffon on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Under: Dog Health and Current News related topics
This is a topic that I am addressing again because of the time of year and if you and your pets swim in lakes you really need to be informed about Blue Green Algae.

We lost our very loved Australian Terrier, Harley last July, he was only 2 years old.  He was healthy, happy and loved the water as all our aussies do.  Sadly, he drank lake water that had been toxic with Blue Green Algae.  At the time, we didn't even know such a toxin existed, much less would have ever thought it would be in our clean, spring feed, very deep lake. 

What we know now is it's a concern not only in our area of the country, Wisconsin and Minnesota, but in many other states and countries.  I have heard of instances of Blue Green Algae poisoning even in New Zealand.

Much government research is currently underway on Blue Green Algae but until a solution to eliminate this toxin is discovered, please visit this site http://dnr.wi.gov/lakes/bluegreenalgae/ and educate yourself and your family on Blue Green Algae before you let your children and animals in lakes or ponds this summer. It might just save your pets life.

In loving memory of Harley 10-29-06-07-29-09


Harley on the pontoon with his family.

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Theresa Greetings from Northwestern Wisconsin! I am a wife, mother, breeder and author. I home school 1 of our daughters the others are now on there own. I also work with helping small businesses with their website needs. Previously, I had a 25 year banking career. Retired several years ago, as a Vice President of Commercial Banking and Business Development Director for a financial institution. I have owned and raised dogs and cats for over 40 years. In 2007, we started to show and raise Australian Terriers. We have 6 Australian Terriers and 2 Australian Shepherds. Breeder of Multiple Best in Show Aussies. We own and have bred some of the top Australian Terriers in the USA. We have bred and co-own the 16th and 17th Best in Show Australian Terrier in America he held the #1 in All-Breed in the USA in both 2013 and 2014. We have bred/own/handle the 2015 #1 Australian Terrier in the USA Jake who also won his first Best in Show with my 15 year old daughter Ellie handling him. Jake is only the 2nd "red" Australian Terrier to ever win a BIS. Breeder of 2 Australian Terriers to Win Best of Breed Westminster 2014 and 2015. We have Championed many Aussies and we have Champions in training, that being said, our dogs are first and foremost our companions. I take my role as a breeder very seriously. I support health testing and temperament testing as well as evaluating proper conformation prior to breeding. We believe in breeding for quality not quantity. We do not ship our puppies. Regardless of whether your puppy comes from us or not I hope you find our site a helpful resource. If you have questions about our program or about the Aussie Terrier, please e-mail me theresaagoiffon@msn.com or give me a call@ 715-689-2675. Thanks for visiting us! Blessings, Theresa