Dog owners have been cautioned from taking their pets along beaches in Bridlington, Scarborough and Hornsea. Brogan Proud, a veterinary nurse, firs
Dog owners have been cautioned from taking their pets along beaches in Bridlington, Scarborough and Hornsea. Brogan Proud, a veterinary nurse, first alerted the public on January 10 after being “inundated” with sick dogs.
The canine conundrum has reportedly caused local authorities to hunt for a cause.
She wrote on Facebook: “I work within several practices up and down the North East coast and we have recently been inundated with dogs coming off the beaches with vomiting and diarrhoea.
“Personally, until the local authorities have got to the bottom of it, I would not recommend taking your pets on the beach for the foreseeable future.”
People have since shared their own stories of their sick pets.
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She said: “I’ve had a lot of people message me different theories but none of them have got any evidence or facts to back them up.
“So at the moment there is nothing that seems to be causing it.
“The only reason that I know it’s happening is because I’m seeing it first-hand.”
There are around 42 beaches that people have been told to avoid, including Filey Bay and Runswick Bay.
The stretch of coastline runs between Hull and Middlesbrough, on the east coast of England.
Ms Proud commented: “Obviously it’s personal choice and people can do whatever they like, but I’m not taking my dog to the beach.”
Additional reporting by Victoria Scheer