If you are heading to the beach this weekend, remember to take clean drinking water for your dogs to drink.
Seawater contains salt (sodium chloride) and excessive ingestion of salt can lead to a high sodium concentration in the blood. This can result in thirst, vomiting, diarrhoea and lethargy. In severe cases there is a risk of convulsions and coma.
Owners can call Animal Poisonline on 01202 509000 for advice if they are concerned their pet has ingested something toxic. We will be able to advise whether the animal needs to see a vet. Veterinary professionals can call VPIS for treatment advice for any poisons case – 02073055055