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A sweet hazard

Friday, December 23, 2011
posted by Jim Murphy

Anti-freeze makes your car run better in the summer time and keeps the engine from freezing in the winter time but it’s dangerous to your pet. Ethylene Glycol, the anti-freeze that is commonly used in car radiators is extremely toxic to your pets. As little as one table spoon can kill a cat and a couple of ounces can kill a dog.  Unfortunately, animals will readily ingest it because it tastes and smells so sweet. So it you have pets, make sure you clean up any leaking anti-freeze. If you’re worried that your pet may have ingested some, call your vet or the National Animal Poison Control hotline right away. They are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at (888) 426-4435.

Your veterinarian my suggest that you administer hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting.

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