'There isn't a cure or an antidote': Experts say to keep pets away from blue-green algae

Blue-green algae’s toxicity is a worry for both wildlife and humans. With the algae spreading beyond Lake Okeechobee and into canals, there’s ample cause for concern.

“Oftentimes, by the time that animal reaches a veterinarian, it’s too late to do anything," Dr. Jud stated. "There isn’t a cure or an antidote for exposure to microcystins and once an animal becomes ill from this, very often it doesn’t recover.”

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