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February 25th, 2020.

NPP news:

Dog Owners should be aware that  solidified Palm Oil that has been washed up on our beaches.Watch out for white lumps that look a bit candle wax. It is likely to be congealed and rancid Palm Oil. It smells rotten but dogs seem to like it and will often eat it if given the chance. It may make them very ill.

Advice from the Vetinary Poisons Information Service:
"The main problems 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. We would suggest anyone with a dog that has eaten palm oil contact their vet for advice, particularly if the dog is already unwell. There is no specific treatment but the dog may need medication to control vomiting and intravenous fluid to treat or prevent dehydration. The main thing owners can do it prevent exposure."

So please keep your eyes out for this stuff and keep your dogs away from it. Keep dogs on leads.