Submitted by Steve on 14:29, 24th Apr, 2017 | 0

In recent years each winter dog owners are warned to keep pets away from any oily white substances they may find on local beaches. This month the same substance has been spotted once again on Channel Island beaches and the GSPCA are asking dog owners to take care when along the coast.

The substance which is Palm Oil has been recently seen in Jersey, and with Guernsey beach restrictions not beginning until the start of next month, many dog owners will want to take advantage of the nice weather and bank holiday weekend, but need to take care.

In previous years the Environment Department has instructed States Works to remove any substance of this description which may be found on beaches.

Previous public advice has been not to remove the palm oil but anyone who has picked any up should double wrap it in plastic and dispose of it with their normal refuse and to report it to the Environment Department.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "There will be many dog owners wanting to take advantage of the nice weather and the last few days before the beach restrictions come into place, but at the GSPCA we are asking everyone to take care when out with your dogs."

"Palm oil which is a white oily looking substance if ingested can kill a dog so please keep a very close eye on them when along the coast."

"The main problems if ingested are vomiting and diarrhoea and these can lead to dehydration, particularly in young or small dogs."

"There is also a potential risk of pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreatitis) which can result in vague, non-specific signs including vomiting and diarrhoea, especially if large amounts have been eaten."

"The GSPCA would suggest anyone with a dog that has eaten palm oil contact their vet immediately for advice, particularly if the dog is already unwell."

"There is no specific treatment but the dog may need medication to control vomiting and fluids and the GSPCA advise contacting your vet with any concerns straight away."

"The main thing owners can do it prevent exposure and to please take care when along the coast."

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