Keeping your dog safe at the beach

What you need to know before your dog friendly beach trip”

Having a family day out at the dog beach can be a lot of fun.

Your dog gets their much needed behavioural enrichment and we get in our 10,000 steps for the day…

However, there are dangers to be aware of while at the beach

Do not allow your dog to eat anything at the beach. Many poisonous sea creatures that are washed up onto the shore are harmful if ingested, possibly even fatal.

Debris along the shore line can also cause problems if ingested; intestinal upset, vomiting, diarrhoea and intestinal obstruction.

Seek prompt veterinary advice to reduce the risk of serious complications

Keep clear of fishermen on the shoreline and discarded fishing tackle; fishing line and hooks cause severe trauma when dogs try to eat them.

Old fishing bait will also cause gastro upsets

* If your pet has eaten a fish hook seek veterinary attention immediately

Make sure to regularly offer fresh water to your dog while at the beach; dehydration and heatstroke are a very real risk

A thirsty dog may even attempt to drink sea water which can make them very unwell.

* If you think your dog is suffering from heatstroke, offer fresh water, move them to a cool environment and seek veterinary advice

Always head to the dog beach prepared;

dog water bowl, lead and poo bags are a must!

Remember to supervise your dog at all times; it is your responsibility to keep them comfortable and safe whilst they are at the dog beach.

Thankyou to our furry friends for featuring

Jasper & Chewy

Stellah

Roy & Abby

Dobby & Hugo

Phil & Ben