There are now 19 spots in Erie County that have dog swimming advisories.

The Harmful Algae Bloom is taking over the water in Erie. Director of Environmental Health Services, Breanna Adams expressed how important it is to keep your dogs out of the water.  The 19 sites are listed below.

Signs that your dog may have ingested the water are:

  •  Vomiting,
  • Slightly lethargic
  • Staggering
  • Difficulty breathing

If your dog does accidentally get into the water, Breanna says the best thing you can do is to quickly rinse them off with a hose.

Dog owners have started taking precautions when they bring there dog to the beach. Max Knight told Erie News Now he started bringing extra water bottles with him for his dog to drink. He also purchased a little pool so his dog has some sort of water to cool down in.