It seems like alot of Nebraska lakes are getting either the E. Coli or toxic algae bloom. A few weeks back, Johnson Lake had warnings for the toxic algae. The swimming area was shut down for a few days.
Toxic Algae is what killed my in-laws German Shorthair. WE were at the lakehouse and the lake was low and had standing pools of water. We took the dog for a run and apparently she had drank some of the water and laid in the pool of water to cool off.
That night "Molly", was very ill and motionless. In-laws took her to the vet the next day. Blood samples were taken and came back positive for poisoning. Molly died within 3 days. It attacked her organs, especially the liver. Her urine was like coffee colored. It made me ill just seeing her suffer like that. Vet tried flushes to clean the system, but it was to late. The poison had did to much damage. After an autopsy, it was determined that the poison was from toxic algae.
Just some info, if you are aware about toxic algae on the lake your at, please keep your pets away from the water.
Molly, was one of the 1st. documented instances of toxic alage poisoning in the state of Nebraska!!