Anti-Freeze Poisoning

Posted: 19th November 2019

With frosty mornings returning and below freezing temperatures during the winter months…

...means the risk of anti-freeze toxicity is much higher!

If you suspect they have ingested any amount of anti-freeze please give us a call immediately, any time - day or night, on 0121 422 5411

Anti-Freeze Poisoning

Antifreeze, commonly used in the winter months to prevent our cars from freezing, can kill or seriously injure our pets.

The dangerous toxin ethylene glycol found in antifreeze can make its way to ground through dripping or leakage.

Because it is sweet tasting, antifreeze may be licked and ingested by cats or dogs… Pets love to lick from the ground!

If your cat or dog may have ingested anti-freeze, or is showing any of these clinical signs, please call immediately.

Should you need us we have an emergency and critical care service with a team of friendly vets and qualified nurses who are available 24/7, with around the clock on-site care 365 days a year!'

Symptoms of antifreeze poisoning include;

  • Vomiting
  • Sleepiness/depression
  • Seizures & muscle twitching
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Appearing uncoordinated

Always seek immediate vet attention if your pet has ingested antifreeze if eaten can cause kidney failure

Anti-Freeze Poisoning

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