Dog owner’s warning after pet poisoned by palm oil washed up on Avon Beach

Bournemouth Echo: WARNING: Avon Beach WARNING: Avon Beach

A DOG OWNER has spoken out after one of his dogs was poisoned after eating palm oil on a beach.

Andrew Doran, 52, was walking Tibetan terriers, Izzy and Yogi, both six, and Lillie, three, on Avon Beach, Christchurch, on Monday morning when Izzy started eating a small pebble-like item she found in the shingle and sand.

When Andrew went over to find out what Izzy had picked up, he said that he drew the link to news pieces and social media posts on palm oil, which washes up on beaches and poisons animals.

He said: “I thought that it could be palm oil, so I took Izzy and the pebble-like piece to the vets, who confirmed my suspicions and then gave the dog something to make her sick.”

Andrew then left the vets to head to work, but found that Izzy had been sick once again along the journey.

His wife, Kim, also 52, took Izzy to the nearest vets, where they put her on a drip and antibiotics, and she has since been steadily improving.

“We have lived in this area for the last 15 years and have walked on that beach daily.

“However, there are no posters or warnings to dog owners about potential palm oil on the beach, so people are not aware that it could be there.”

Steve Trewhella, conservationist and marine photographer, said: “All the recent storms have done is wash up these different oils from out at sea. If there are harmful substances such as these on the beach, I think there should be notices put up by the local council which warn owners to keep their dogs on a lead.

“These are pollution incidents and they are harmful. If it can make a dog ill, it’s got to do the same to other animals and even humans.”

Staff investigate beaches

A spokesperson for Christchurch Borough Council confirmed that they had received one report of a dog becoming ill after reportedly eating palm oil.

He added: “We have staff investigating the beaches on a daily basis, as we are aware of debris being washed onto the beach.

“We are not aware of any confirmed reports of palm oil on Avon beach.”

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7:34am Wed 12 Mar 14

BIGTONE says...

“We are not aware of any confirmed reports of palm oil on Avon beach.”


You are now.
“We are not aware of any confirmed reports of palm oil on Avon beach.” You are now. BIGTONE
  • Score: 12

7:45am Wed 12 Mar 14

we-shall-see says...

Why, oh why, does everyone want signs up for absolutely EVERYTHING these days? !!

We have recently had storms - the owners cannot fail to have noticed - and yet they obviously don't read the news about all sorts of stuff washing up on beaches all over the country - they are happily waiting for the council to put up signs warning them of it - much like those who let their dogs fall over the cliff tops and declare "but there aren't any signs". For goodness sake!!

Just take charge of your own affairs for once will you and stop trying to blame someone else for not putting up signs, or we will be buried alive in signs!!
Why, oh why, does everyone want signs up for absolutely EVERYTHING these days? !! We have recently had storms - the owners cannot fail to have noticed - and yet they obviously don't read the news about all sorts of stuff washing up on beaches all over the country - they are happily waiting for the council to put up signs warning them of it - much like those who let their dogs fall over the cliff tops and declare "but there aren't any signs". For goodness sake!! Just take charge of your own affairs for once will you and stop trying to blame someone else for not putting up signs, or we will be buried alive in signs!! we-shall-see
  • Score: 43

8:16am Wed 12 Mar 14

apop3d says...

"or we will be buried alive in signs!!"

Too late. It will just get worse from here.
"or we will be buried alive in signs!!" Too late. It will just get worse from here. apop3d
  • Score: 14

8:21am Wed 12 Mar 14

whataboutthat says...

Signs in Bournemouth and Poole - esp along the seafront actually inhibit one's view. It's a truly horrible feature of modern life to be told and advised all the time by signs.
Signs in Bournemouth and Poole - esp along the seafront actually inhibit one's view. It's a truly horrible feature of modern life to be told and advised all the time by signs. whataboutthat
  • Score: 25

9:12am Wed 12 Mar 14

elite50 says...

Whilst there are no signs about oil, there IS a sign that says "keep your dog on a leash"!
If he has been walking his dogs for years he should have seen that.
Whilst there are no signs about oil, there IS a sign that says "keep your dog on a leash"! If he has been walking his dogs for years he should have seen that. elite50
  • Score: 21

9:17am Wed 12 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

Dogs,dogs,dogs,this site is gradually looking like website for dog lovers.
Dogs,dogs,dogs,this site is gradually looking like website for dog lovers. pete woodley
  • Score: -11

9:19am Wed 12 Mar 14

Buzetti says...

"Parent's warning after child poisoned by dog mess left on Avon Beach"
That would be real news!!
"Parent's warning after child poisoned by dog mess left on Avon Beach" That would be real news!! Buzetti
  • Score: 3

9:21am Wed 12 Mar 14

BarrHumbug says...

So he knew through social links and media that Palm Oil has been washed up along the shores of our coastline but he ignored those warnings, and now wants to make someone responsible for his ignorance?

Hope the dog makes a full recovery :)
So he knew through social links and media that Palm Oil has been washed up along the shores of our coastline but he ignored those warnings, and now wants to make someone responsible for his ignorance? Hope the dog makes a full recovery :) BarrHumbug
  • Score: 11

9:26am Wed 12 Mar 14

nickynoodah says...

Also a sign on every pile of dog dirt
saying....... 'Be kind to dog poo don't squash it'
Also a sign on every pile of dog dirt saying....... 'Be kind to dog poo don't squash it' nickynoodah
  • Score: -7

10:20am Wed 12 Mar 14

Gonetothebeach says...

I think we all know that if there is something dirty or smelly to be found dogs will get their noses into it! I was alerted to the possible presence of palm oil on the beaches in Poole by other dog walkers and then researched it online, and it isn't superficially either dirty or smelly, but it does appear to be toxic to animals and has been found on beaches in Cornwall and, allegedly, along the coast as far as Southampton. But reports in the media tend not to show clearly what it looks like. I therefore dropped a note to the council to alert them that people are saying that there are deposits of palm oil on the beach - as much to protect the reputation of our beaches for cleanliness as anything else.
I think we all know that if there is something dirty or smelly to be found dogs will get their noses into it! I was alerted to the possible presence of palm oil on the beaches in Poole by other dog walkers and then researched it online, and it isn't superficially either dirty or smelly, but it does appear to be toxic to animals and has been found on beaches in Cornwall and, allegedly, along the coast as far as Southampton. But reports in the media tend not to show clearly what it looks like. I therefore dropped a note to the council to alert them that people are saying that there are deposits of palm oil on the beach - as much to protect the reputation of our beaches for cleanliness as anything else. Gonetothebeach
  • Score: 8

10:34am Wed 12 Mar 14

Bournesouthmouth Downpokes says...

Buzetti wrote:
"Parent's warning after child poisoned by dog mess left on Avon Beach"
That would be real news!!
This, thumbs up from me. Dog **** is the real poison around here.
[quote][p][bold]Buzetti[/bold] wrote: "Parent's warning after child poisoned by dog mess left on Avon Beach" That would be real news!![/p][/quote]This, thumbs up from me. Dog **** is the real poison around here. Bournesouthmouth Downpokes
  • Score: 11

10:39am Wed 12 Mar 14

Bournesouthmouth Downpokes says...

pete woodley wrote:
Dogs,dogs,dogs,this site is gradually looking like website for dog lovers.
Im beginning to realize how insecure people can be, what with the need to have such an unhygienic pet with them on all their walkabouts. Don't get me wrong, I love some dogs, and am in awe at how affectionate they can be, but for the love of God, dog fecies and even remnants left from owners who pick up after their fouling is a serious health hazard.
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Dogs,dogs,dogs,this site is gradually looking like website for dog lovers.[/p][/quote]Im beginning to realize how insecure people can be, what with the need to have such an unhygienic pet with them on all their walkabouts. Don't get me wrong, I love some dogs, and am in awe at how affectionate they can be, but for the love of God, dog fecies and even remnants left from owners who pick up after their fouling is a serious health hazard. Bournesouthmouth Downpokes
  • Score: -4

10:45am Wed 12 Mar 14

suzigirl says...

Bournesouthmouth Downpokes wrote:
pete woodley wrote: Dogs,dogs,dogs,this site is gradually looking like website for dog lovers.
Im beginning to realize how insecure people can be, what with the need to have such an unhygienic pet with them on all their walkabouts. Don't get me wrong, I love some dogs, and am in awe at how affectionate they can be, but for the love of God, dog fecies and even remnants left from owners who pick up after their fouling is a serious health hazard.
What do you suggest dog owners should do then?
[quote][p][bold]Bournesouthmouth Downpokes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Dogs,dogs,dogs,this site is gradually looking like website for dog lovers.[/p][/quote]Im beginning to realize how insecure people can be, what with the need to have such an unhygienic pet with them on all their walkabouts. Don't get me wrong, I love some dogs, and am in awe at how affectionate they can be, but for the love of God, dog fecies and even remnants left from owners who pick up after their fouling is a serious health hazard.[/p][/quote]What do you suggest dog owners should do then? suzigirl
  • Score: 12

10:46am Wed 12 Mar 14

nickynoodah says...

fecies?
you've missed the t out of it george
fecies? you've missed the t out of it george nickynoodah
  • Score: -7

10:55am Wed 12 Mar 14

billy bumble says...

As it happens we occasionally briefly cross paths with this couple at the beach - tbh they wouldn't know palm oil from Palm Sunday
As it happens we occasionally briefly cross paths with this couple at the beach - tbh they wouldn't know palm oil from Palm Sunday billy bumble
  • Score: 10

11:15am Wed 12 Mar 14

BarrHumbug says...

Bournesouthmouth Downpokes wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Dogs,dogs,dogs,this site is gradually looking like website for dog lovers.
Im beginning to realize how insecure people can be, what with the need to have such an unhygienic pet with them on all their walkabouts. Don't get me wrong, I love some dogs, and am in awe at how affectionate they can be, but for the love of God, dog fecies and even remnants left from owners who pick up after their fouling is a serious health hazard.
Yeah, If the foxes, badgers, rabbits, hares, birds, horses, cows and other wildlife can clear up after themselves then why not the dogs?
[quote][p][bold]Bournesouthmouth Downpokes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Dogs,dogs,dogs,this site is gradually looking like website for dog lovers.[/p][/quote]Im beginning to realize how insecure people can be, what with the need to have such an unhygienic pet with them on all their walkabouts. Don't get me wrong, I love some dogs, and am in awe at how affectionate they can be, but for the love of God, dog fecies and even remnants left from owners who pick up after their fouling is a serious health hazard.[/p][/quote]Yeah, If the foxes, badgers, rabbits, hares, birds, horses, cows and other wildlife can clear up after themselves then why not the dogs? BarrHumbug
  • Score: 7

11:37am Wed 12 Mar 14

Bournesouthmouth Downpokes says...

suzigirl wrote:
Bournesouthmouth Downpokes wrote:
pete woodley wrote: Dogs,dogs,dogs,this site is gradually looking like website for dog lovers.
Im beginning to realize how insecure people can be, what with the need to have such an unhygienic pet with them on all their walkabouts. Don't get me wrong, I love some dogs, and am in awe at how affectionate they can be, but for the love of God, dog fecies and even remnants left from owners who pick up after their fouling is a serious health hazard.
What do you suggest dog owners should do then?
There needs to be new legislation and a reform of society's attitude. It's doable, as we've seen how attitudes to issues such as racism and football hooliganism has changed for the better over the past decade or so.
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bournesouthmouth Downpokes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Dogs,dogs,dogs,this site is gradually looking like website for dog lovers.[/p][/quote]Im beginning to realize how insecure people can be, what with the need to have such an unhygienic pet with them on all their walkabouts. Don't get me wrong, I love some dogs, and am in awe at how affectionate they can be, but for the love of God, dog fecies and even remnants left from owners who pick up after their fouling is a serious health hazard.[/p][/quote]What do you suggest dog owners should do then?[/p][/quote]There needs to be new legislation and a reform of society's attitude. It's doable, as we've seen how attitudes to issues such as racism and football hooliganism has changed for the better over the past decade or so. Bournesouthmouth Downpokes
  • Score: 11

11:42am Wed 12 Mar 14

Bournesouthmouth Downpokes says...

Also only specific public areas allocated for dogs to be allowed. Definitely not in parks and beaches where there are children.
Also only specific public areas allocated for dogs to be allowed. Definitely not in parks and beaches where there are children. Bournesouthmouth Downpokes
  • Score: 8

12:00pm Wed 12 Mar 14

suzigirl says...

Bournesouthmouth Downpokes wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
Bournesouthmouth Downpokes wrote:
pete woodley wrote: Dogs,dogs,dogs,this site is gradually looking like website for dog lovers.
Im beginning to realize how insecure people can be, what with the need to have such an unhygienic pet with them on all their walkabouts. Don't get me wrong, I love some dogs, and am in awe at how affectionate they can be, but for the love of God, dog fecies and even remnants left from owners who pick up after their fouling is a serious health hazard.
What do you suggest dog owners should do then?
There needs to be new legislation and a reform of society's attitude. It's doable, as we've seen how attitudes to issues such as racism and football hooliganism has changed for the better over the past decade or so.
Don't forget the cyclists!
[quote][p][bold]Bournesouthmouth Downpokes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bournesouthmouth Downpokes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Dogs,dogs,dogs,this site is gradually looking like website for dog lovers.[/p][/quote]Im beginning to realize how insecure people can be, what with the need to have such an unhygienic pet with them on all their walkabouts. Don't get me wrong, I love some dogs, and am in awe at how affectionate they can be, but for the love of God, dog fecies and even remnants left from owners who pick up after their fouling is a serious health hazard.[/p][/quote]What do you suggest dog owners should do then?[/p][/quote]There needs to be new legislation and a reform of society's attitude. It's doable, as we've seen how attitudes to issues such as racism and football hooliganism has changed for the better over the past decade or so.[/p][/quote]Don't forget the cyclists! suzigirl
  • Score: 0

12:13pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Millfield says...

So what do you do if you have children & a dog then?! Please don't tarnish all dog owners with the sane brush. I have always picked up after my own dog & always will. Some people throw litter everywhere, which I find equally disgusting!
So what do you do if you have children & a dog then?! Please don't tarnish all dog owners with the sane brush. I have always picked up after my own dog & always will. Some people throw litter everywhere, which I find equally disgusting! Millfield
  • Score: 9

1:03pm Wed 12 Mar 14

KitKatPuss says...

elite50 wrote:
Whilst there are no signs about oil, there IS a sign that says "keep your dog on a leash"! If he has been walking his dogs for years he should have seen that.
There are signs that say "Keep your dog on a leash on the promenade" During out of season months dogs are free to be off leash on the beaches.

Whilst I agree that all dog owners should be responsible for their dogs (myself included) there should actually be a sign warning of these dangers for animals as there should be signs warning of dangers for children.

I really do hope that this dog recovers as to some dogs are substitutes for children especially for those people that can't have children.
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: Whilst there are no signs about oil, there IS a sign that says "keep your dog on a leash"! If he has been walking his dogs for years he should have seen that.[/p][/quote]There are signs that say "Keep your dog on a leash on the promenade" During out of season months dogs are free to be off leash on the beaches. Whilst I agree that all dog owners should be responsible for their dogs (myself included) there should actually be a sign warning of these dangers for animals as there should be signs warning of dangers for children. I really do hope that this dog recovers as to some dogs are substitutes for children especially for those people that can't have children. KitKatPuss
  • Score: 2

1:07pm Wed 12 Mar 14

the_voice_of_reason says...

I'm amazed they've said this stuff is harmful to humans... I'd like to know why, seeing as it is used in loads of food products!
I'm amazed they've said this stuff is harmful to humans... I'd like to know why, seeing as it is used in loads of food products! the_voice_of_reason
  • Score: 5

2:44pm Wed 12 Mar 14

JackJohnson says...

suzigirl wrote:
Bournesouthmouth Downpokes wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
Bournesouthmouth Downpokes wrote:
pete woodley wrote: Dogs,dogs,dogs,this site is gradually looking like website for dog lovers.
Im beginning to realize how insecure people can be, what with the need to have such an unhygienic pet with them on all their walkabouts. Don't get me wrong, I love some dogs, and am in awe at how affectionate they can be, but for the love of God, dog fecies and even remnants left from owners who pick up after their fouling is a serious health hazard.
What do you suggest dog owners should do then?
There needs to be new legislation and a reform of society's attitude. It's doable, as we've seen how attitudes to issues such as racism and football hooliganism has changed for the better over the past decade or so.
Don't forget the cyclists!
Yeah. I hate having to keep scraping them off my car tyres.
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bournesouthmouth Downpokes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bournesouthmouth Downpokes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Dogs,dogs,dogs,this site is gradually looking like website for dog lovers.[/p][/quote]Im beginning to realize how insecure people can be, what with the need to have such an unhygienic pet with them on all their walkabouts. Don't get me wrong, I love some dogs, and am in awe at how affectionate they can be, but for the love of God, dog fecies and even remnants left from owners who pick up after their fouling is a serious health hazard.[/p][/quote]What do you suggest dog owners should do then?[/p][/quote]There needs to be new legislation and a reform of society's attitude. It's doable, as we've seen how attitudes to issues such as racism and football hooliganism has changed for the better over the past decade or so.[/p][/quote]Don't forget the cyclists![/p][/quote]Yeah. I hate having to keep scraping them off my car tyres. JackJohnson
  • Score: 2

3:00pm Wed 12 Mar 14

JackJohnson says...

the_voice_of_reason wrote:
I'm amazed they've said this stuff is harmful to humans... I'd like to know why, seeing as it is used in loads of food products!
I suspect it has more to do with it being rancid, contaminated and, in dogs, eaten in large quantitles before the dog's owner can stop them. I don't suppose eating a couple of pounds of rancid Lurpak would do me any good, either.

http://www.hoax-slay
er.com/white-lumps-p
alm-oil-killing-dogs
.shtml
[quote][p][bold]the_voice_of_reason[/bold] wrote: I'm amazed they've said this stuff is harmful to humans... I'd like to know why, seeing as it is used in loads of food products![/p][/quote]I suspect it has more to do with it being rancid, contaminated and, in dogs, eaten in large quantitles before the dog's owner can stop them. I don't suppose eating a couple of pounds of rancid Lurpak would do me any good, either. http://www.hoax-slay er.com/white-lumps-p alm-oil-killing-dogs .shtml JackJohnson
  • Score: 4

3:17pm Wed 12 Mar 14

camvalley says...

I was brought up near the beach , after every storm there is rubbish strewn up from rotting fish /birds ,rubbish fishing wire with hooks in so surely common sense prevails that care must be taken for yourself and dogs that are off the lead .
I was brought up near the beach , after every storm there is rubbish strewn up from rotting fish /birds ,rubbish fishing wire with hooks in so surely common sense prevails that care must be taken for yourself and dogs that are off the lead . camvalley
  • Score: 11

6:12pm Wed 12 Mar 14

GeorgeW64 says...

Perhaps if he fed the dog enough it wouldn't have to scavenge for food on the beach.
Perhaps if he fed the dog enough it wouldn't have to scavenge for food on the beach. GeorgeW64
  • Score: -11

6:24pm Wed 12 Mar 14

the_voice_of_reason says...

JackJohnson wrote:
the_voice_of_reason wrote:
I'm amazed they've said this stuff is harmful to humans... I'd like to know why, seeing as it is used in loads of food products!
I suspect it has more to do with it being rancid, contaminated and, in dogs, eaten in large quantitles before the dog's owner can stop them. I don't suppose eating a couple of pounds of rancid Lurpak would do me any good, either.

http://www.hoax-slay

er.com/white-lumps-p

alm-oil-killing-dogs

.shtml
Good point... I have to say though that going to hoaxslayer to find that info would not have been my first port of call! Useful info nevertheless!!
[quote][p][bold]JackJohnson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the_voice_of_reason[/bold] wrote: I'm amazed they've said this stuff is harmful to humans... I'd like to know why, seeing as it is used in loads of food products![/p][/quote]I suspect it has more to do with it being rancid, contaminated and, in dogs, eaten in large quantitles before the dog's owner can stop them. I don't suppose eating a couple of pounds of rancid Lurpak would do me any good, either. http://www.hoax-slay er.com/white-lumps-p alm-oil-killing-dogs .shtml[/p][/quote]Good point... I have to say though that going to hoaxslayer to find that info would not have been my first port of call! Useful info nevertheless!! the_voice_of_reason
  • Score: 1

6:42pm Wed 12 Mar 14

billy bumble says...

GeorgeW64 wrote:
Perhaps if he fed the dog enough it wouldn't have to scavenge for food on the beach.
I have been involved with dogs all my life

This is without doubt the MOST ignorant statement concerning dogs I have ever come across

Simply unbelievable and quite breathtaking in it's stupidity
[quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: Perhaps if he fed the dog enough it wouldn't have to scavenge for food on the beach.[/p][/quote]I have been involved with dogs all my life This is without doubt the MOST ignorant statement concerning dogs I have ever come across Simply unbelievable and quite breathtaking in it's stupidity billy bumble
  • Score: 4

6:46pm Wed 12 Mar 14

O'Reilly says...

pete woodley wrote:
Dogs,dogs,dogs,this site is gradually looking like website for dog lovers.
I can recommend - "Dogs" by The Who...You tube... you'll like that Pete.. ;-)
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Dogs,dogs,dogs,this site is gradually looking like website for dog lovers.[/p][/quote]I can recommend - "Dogs" by The Who...You tube... you'll like that Pete.. ;-) O'Reilly
  • Score: 1

7:36pm Wed 12 Mar 14

JackJohnson says...

the_voice_of_reason wrote:
JackJohnson wrote:
the_voice_of_reason wrote:
I'm amazed they've said this stuff is harmful to humans... I'd like to know why, seeing as it is used in loads of food products!
I suspect it has more to do with it being rancid, contaminated and, in dogs, eaten in large quantitles before the dog's owner can stop them. I don't suppose eating a couple of pounds of rancid Lurpak would do me any good, either.

http://www.hoax-slay


er.com/white-lumps-p


alm-oil-killing-dogs


.shtml
Good point... I have to say though that going to hoaxslayer to find that info would not have been my first port of call! Useful info nevertheless!!
You're not the only one that was surprised.
[quote][p][bold]the_voice_of_reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JackJohnson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the_voice_of_reason[/bold] wrote: I'm amazed they've said this stuff is harmful to humans... I'd like to know why, seeing as it is used in loads of food products![/p][/quote]I suspect it has more to do with it being rancid, contaminated and, in dogs, eaten in large quantitles before the dog's owner can stop them. I don't suppose eating a couple of pounds of rancid Lurpak would do me any good, either. http://www.hoax-slay er.com/white-lumps-p alm-oil-killing-dogs .shtml[/p][/quote]Good point... I have to say though that going to hoaxslayer to find that info would not have been my first port of call! Useful info nevertheless!![/p][/quote]You're not the only one that was surprised. JackJohnson
  • Score: 1

8:37pm Wed 12 Mar 14

JackJohnson says...

billy bumble wrote:
GeorgeW64 wrote:
Perhaps if he fed the dog enough it wouldn't have to scavenge for food on the beach.
I have been involved with dogs all my life

This is without doubt the MOST ignorant statement concerning dogs I have ever come across

Simply unbelievable and quite breathtaking in it's stupidity
I once had a springer that loved swallowing socks. It was a good job my mum was good at darning. ;-/

Another dog, we would put the Sunday lunch leftovers in a bowl. He would lift all the meat out, leave it to one side - and eat only the veg.
[quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: Perhaps if he fed the dog enough it wouldn't have to scavenge for food on the beach.[/p][/quote]I have been involved with dogs all my life This is without doubt the MOST ignorant statement concerning dogs I have ever come across Simply unbelievable and quite breathtaking in it's stupidity[/p][/quote]I once had a springer that loved swallowing socks. It was a good job my mum was good at darning. ;-/ Another dog, we would put the Sunday lunch leftovers in a bowl. He would lift all the meat out, leave it to one side - and eat only the veg. JackJohnson
  • Score: 1

10:48pm Wed 12 Mar 14

mrs google says...

I always take my dog to steamer point where dogs are allowed all year round off the lead, Even in the winter months where dogs are allowed off the lead on avon beach I still view it as a family beach, What annoys me is the families with children who park themselves on the dog beach and complain about the dogs rather than them bothering to walk the extra 25 yards to avon beach which would be dogless. Last year I took a bin bag and walked along the beach filling it up in less than 10mins with crap left behind by families like dirty nappies and plastic bottles !
I always take my dog to steamer point where dogs are allowed all year round off the lead, Even in the winter months where dogs are allowed off the lead on avon beach I still view it as a family beach, What annoys me is the families with children who park themselves on the dog beach and complain about the dogs rather than them bothering to walk the extra 25 yards to avon beach which would be dogless. Last year I took a bin bag and walked along the beach filling it up in less than 10mins with crap left behind by families like dirty nappies and plastic bottles ! mrs google
  • Score: 4

10:55pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Yankee1 says...

Basically, if you take an animal for a walk anywhere, there may be a toxic yummy they want to eat.

I find it preposterous to think that the Council has to be a nanny for pet owners.
Educate yourselves; and assume the worst.

Or walk the dogs in your back garden.
Basically, if you take an animal for a walk anywhere, there may be a toxic yummy they want to eat. I find it preposterous to think that the Council has to be a nanny for pet owners. Educate yourselves; and assume the worst. Or walk the dogs in your back garden. Yankee1
  • Score: 1

10:55pm Wed 12 Mar 14

ragj195 says...

billy bumble wrote:
GeorgeW64 wrote:
Perhaps if he fed the dog enough it wouldn't have to scavenge for food on the beach.
I have been involved with dogs all my life

This is without doubt the MOST ignorant statement concerning dogs I have ever come across

Simply unbelievable and quite breathtaking in it's stupidity
Don't take the bait!
[quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: Perhaps if he fed the dog enough it wouldn't have to scavenge for food on the beach.[/p][/quote]I have been involved with dogs all my life This is without doubt the MOST ignorant statement concerning dogs I have ever come across Simply unbelievable and quite breathtaking in it's stupidity[/p][/quote]Don't take the bait! ragj195
  • Score: 1

8:48am Thu 13 Mar 14

poolebabe says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
Bournesouthmouth Downpokes wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Dogs,dogs,dogs,this site is gradually looking like website for dog lovers.
Im beginning to realize how insecure people can be, what with the need to have such an unhygienic pet with them on all their walkabouts. Don't get me wrong, I love some dogs, and am in awe at how affectionate they can be, but for the love of God, dog fecies and even remnants left from owners who pick up after their fouling is a serious health hazard.
Yeah, If the foxes, badgers, rabbits, hares, birds, horses, cows and other wildlife can clear up after themselves then why not the dogs?
Nature's clean up team takes care of wildlife mess, but I'm not sure you find dung beetles on a beach, clearing away dog mess, and dogs aren't wildlife.

That aside, with the storms washing up man made rubbish and hazards, you would think an owner would keep a dog on lead, or walk it somewhere else, but signs need to replace common sense? I despair sometimes.
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bournesouthmouth Downpokes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Dogs,dogs,dogs,this site is gradually looking like website for dog lovers.[/p][/quote]Im beginning to realize how insecure people can be, what with the need to have such an unhygienic pet with them on all their walkabouts. Don't get me wrong, I love some dogs, and am in awe at how affectionate they can be, but for the love of God, dog fecies and even remnants left from owners who pick up after their fouling is a serious health hazard.[/p][/quote]Yeah, If the foxes, badgers, rabbits, hares, birds, horses, cows and other wildlife can clear up after themselves then why not the dogs?[/p][/quote]Nature's clean up team takes care of wildlife mess, but I'm not sure you find dung beetles on a beach, clearing away dog mess, and dogs aren't wildlife. That aside, with the storms washing up man made rubbish and hazards, you would think an owner would keep a dog on lead, or walk it somewhere else, but signs need to replace common sense? I despair sometimes. poolebabe
  • Score: 1

9:10am Thu 13 Mar 14

suzigirl says...

JackJohnson wrote:
billy bumble wrote:
GeorgeW64 wrote: Perhaps if he fed the dog enough it wouldn't have to scavenge for food on the beach.
I have been involved with dogs all my life This is without doubt the MOST ignorant statement concerning dogs I have ever come across Simply unbelievable and quite breathtaking in it's stupidity
I once had a springer that loved swallowing socks. It was a good job my mum was good at darning. ;-/ Another dog, we would put the Sunday lunch leftovers in a bowl. He would lift all the meat out, leave it to one side - and eat only the veg.
My dog is partial to knickers - he chews the crotch first!
[quote][p][bold]JackJohnson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: Perhaps if he fed the dog enough it wouldn't have to scavenge for food on the beach.[/p][/quote]I have been involved with dogs all my life This is without doubt the MOST ignorant statement concerning dogs I have ever come across Simply unbelievable and quite breathtaking in it's stupidity[/p][/quote]I once had a springer that loved swallowing socks. It was a good job my mum was good at darning. ;-/ Another dog, we would put the Sunday lunch leftovers in a bowl. He would lift all the meat out, leave it to one side - and eat only the veg.[/p][/quote]My dog is partial to knickers - he chews the crotch first! suzigirl
  • Score: 1

9:48am Thu 13 Mar 14

Bournemouth87 says...

It states in the story when you found your dog eating the pebble on the beach you put 2 and 2 together from the media reports you had seen. If you had seen media reports about the dancgers currently on that beach why walk them there in the 1st place?
It states in the story when you found your dog eating the pebble on the beach you put 2 and 2 together from the media reports you had seen. If you had seen media reports about the dancgers currently on that beach why walk them there in the 1st place? Bournemouth87
  • Score: 0

1:12pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Dorset Logic says...

How did his warning get washed up on the beach?
How did his warning get washed up on the beach? Dorset Logic
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1:16pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Dorset Logic says...

What's sadder than seeing someone following their dog around with a plastic poo bag.

Seeing someone following other peoples dog's around with a plastic poo bag.
What's sadder than seeing someone following their dog around with a plastic poo bag. Seeing someone following other peoples dog's around with a plastic poo bag. Dorset Logic
  • Score: 1

2:00pm Thu 13 Mar 14

GeorgeW64 says...

billy bumble wrote:
GeorgeW64 wrote:
Perhaps if he fed the dog enough it wouldn't have to scavenge for food on the beach.
I have been involved with dogs all my life

This is without doubt the MOST ignorant statement concerning dogs I have ever come across

Simply unbelievable and quite breathtaking in it's stupidity
I was joking, I have a dog and they are all natural born scavengers.
[quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: Perhaps if he fed the dog enough it wouldn't have to scavenge for food on the beach.[/p][/quote]I have been involved with dogs all my life This is without doubt the MOST ignorant statement concerning dogs I have ever come across Simply unbelievable and quite breathtaking in it's stupidity[/p][/quote]I was joking, I have a dog and they are all natural born scavengers. GeorgeW64
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2:49pm Thu 13 Mar 14

billy bumble says...

GeorgeW64 wrote:
billy bumble wrote:
GeorgeW64 wrote:
Perhaps if he fed the dog enough it wouldn't have to scavenge for food on the beach.
I have been involved with dogs all my life

This is without doubt the MOST ignorant statement concerning dogs I have ever come across

Simply unbelievable and quite breathtaking in it's stupidity
I was joking, I have a dog and they are all natural born scavengers.
Ahhh - cool - my apologies

Pity the Echo doesn't have emoits on this board
[quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: Perhaps if he fed the dog enough it wouldn't have to scavenge for food on the beach.[/p][/quote]I have been involved with dogs all my life This is without doubt the MOST ignorant statement concerning dogs I have ever come across Simply unbelievable and quite breathtaking in it's stupidity[/p][/quote]I was joking, I have a dog and they are all natural born scavengers.[/p][/quote]Ahhh - cool - my apologies Pity the Echo doesn't have emoits on this board billy bumble
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7:49pm Thu 13 Mar 14

CombinationOfCharacters says...

Can we put the signs up across all of the beach anyway? Just so people keep their pesky dogs off of it :-)
Can we put the signs up across all of the beach anyway? Just so people keep their pesky dogs off of it :-) CombinationOfCharacters
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10:13pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Yankee1 says...

suzigirl wrote:
Bournesouthmouth Downpokes wrote:
pete woodley wrote: Dogs,dogs,dogs,this site is gradually looking like website for dog lovers.
Im beginning to realize how insecure people can be, what with the need to have such an unhygienic pet with them on all their walkabouts. Don't get me wrong, I love some dogs, and am in awe at how affectionate they can be, but for the love of God, dog fecies and even remnants left from owners who pick up after their fouling is a serious health hazard.
What do you suggest dog owners should do then?
Tow Dog-a-Porta-Loos behind them.
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bournesouthmouth Downpokes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Dogs,dogs,dogs,this site is gradually looking like website for dog lovers.[/p][/quote]Im beginning to realize how insecure people can be, what with the need to have such an unhygienic pet with them on all their walkabouts. Don't get me wrong, I love some dogs, and am in awe at how affectionate they can be, but for the love of God, dog fecies and even remnants left from owners who pick up after their fouling is a serious health hazard.[/p][/quote]What do you suggest dog owners should do then?[/p][/quote]Tow Dog-a-Porta-Loos behind them. Yankee1
  • Score: 1

10:19pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Yankee1 says...

The strange thing is people worry about what they may encounter along the beach.

Surely, every wave deposits the poo, excreta, decomposing carcasses and whatever from literally billions of sea critter on that very same shore?

The only notice that is needed is a sort of 'visitor caveat emptor' - 'You may encounter something nasty here. Live with it'.

Guess what? Dig up your. back garden...the chances are a body was buried there hundreds or thousands of years ago. The chance something pooped there - unlimited. The water you drink? It passed through a living creature. The food you eat? It recycles things that once lived. The air you breathed? Ditto.

We are part of a cycle of life that is normal, natural and can be dealt with. Same goes for Fido.
The strange thing is people worry about what they may encounter along the beach. Surely, every wave deposits the poo, excreta, decomposing carcasses and whatever from literally billions of sea critter on that very same shore? The only notice that is needed is a sort of 'visitor caveat emptor' - 'You may encounter something nasty here. Live with it'. Guess what? Dig up your. back garden...the chances are a body was buried there hundreds or thousands of years ago. The chance something pooped there - unlimited. The water you drink? It passed through a living creature. The food you eat? It recycles things that once lived. The air you breathed? Ditto. We are part of a cycle of life that is normal, natural and can be dealt with. Same goes for Fido. Yankee1
  • Score: 1

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