Dog owners and dog walkers in Brighton and Hove are being advised to keep a close eye on their dogs if they go on local beaches, as small amounts of suspected solidified palm oil have been washed up.
The suspected palm oil deposits are white lumps that look a bit like candle wax and can smell rotten.
Dogs will often eat it if given the chance but this can make them very ill.
Brighton and Hove City Council’s seafront and cleansing teams are working together to spot and dispose of the suspected palm oil, and are putting up temporary signs alerting dog walkers to the possible danger.
Much larger amounts of suspected palm oil have washed up recently west of the city along Lancing and Shoreham beaches.
If you spot suspected palm oil on any Brighton and Hove beaches please contact the council’s seafront team on 01273 292716.