09 Dec Beached Bluebottles
We have just been notified today that there is a large number of washed up bluebottles at Redhead Beach in Newcastle.
Dogs that ingest bluebottles may be stung in the mouth and throat. These stings are immediately painful and affected dogs may drool or vomit. Stings may result in local swelling in the mouth and throat and rarely this may lead to breathing difficulties. Allergic reactions including anaphylaxis are possible.
Please be cautious if heading down to Redhead Beach with your dog over the next couple of days. Keeping your dog leashed is a good idea and this can also be a useful strategy to prevent your dog eating beached pufferfish and other jellyfish. Help us prevent pet poisonings by sharing this post with any dog owning friends or family that may be in the Newcastle area.
If you are concerned your pet has ingested something they should not have, please phone the Animal Poisons Helpline on 1300 869 738 (AU) or 0800 869 738 (NZ) for advice. Don’t forget to follow the Animal Poisons Helpline to receive live pet poisons alerts.