Palm Oil can make your dog extremely poorly!!
A Local lady has kindly shared a photo on Facebook of what appears to be palm oil, washed up on St Anne’s beach near the beach huts area, earlier today.
“While palm oil is not poisonous to dogs, it does have a laxative effect and, if eaten, can cause sickness, diarrhoea, dehydration and, in extreme cases, pancreatitis. It can also cause blockages in the gut due to its semi-solid state. Some dogs have become seriously ill after ingesting palm oil. Much of the risk from palm oil is thought to derive from other toxic products mixed in it such a diesel oil from ships.”(vets-now.com)
There have been several cases over the last couple of years of suspected palm oil affecting dogs, often resulting in hefty vet bills. Please make sure your dog doesn’t eat anything that looks like palm oil, just in case it is.
If you find anything like this, please send a photo of it in to us, so that we can warn other dog walkers to be extremely careful on the beach. Thanks.