Our friends at local Colchester Veterinary practices have made us aware of lumps of palm oil on Mersea beach, as seen in this picture. Although not toxic itself, palm oil can collect toxic substances on its way to the beach e.g diesel oil.
If ingested by your dog it may cause vomiting or diarrhoea. Please be very aware if you walk your dog in this area.
If you notice that your pet has eaten this substance or has a sudden onset of diarrhoea or vomiting please contact us immediately.
The environmental agency have been informed and will be cleaning the beach soon.