Dog owners warned on dangers at the beach
A PORTSMOUTHÂ veterinary practice has launched aÂ campaign to prevent dog owners having to send outÂ distress calls during the summer holidays.
Sanctuary Vets has launched its Baywatch campaign toÂ warnÂ dog walkers of the dangers facing their pets while outÂ on the beach.
Sea water, seaweed, palm oil, jellyfish and dead crabs and sea birds washed up on theÂ shore are among the hazards that can cause illness,Â injury and even deathÂ to pets.
The practiceÂ reports seeingÂ pets withÂ symptoms including diarrhoea, vomiting and evenÂ liver failureÂ after eatingÂ something toxicÂ on the beach.
DogÂ owners are also being warned about the danger of pets drowning if they are caught inÂ Â high tides or strong currents whilst swimming in the sea.
Â Dogs should remain in sight of owners and wear petÂ life jackets.Â Â
Drinking sea water can also causeÂ sickness in dogs.