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    Common Pet Toxins with Dr Wood (Antifreeze)

    Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs
    Level of toxicity: Severe to fatal

    Common signs to watch for:

    • Drunkenness
    • Excessive thirst or urination
    • Vomiting
    • Panting
    • Sedation
    • Halitosis
    • Lethargy
    • Coma
    • Acute kidney failure
    • Death

    Antifreeze, which contains ethylene glycol (EG), is extremely dangerous to dogs and cats. As little as a tablespoon can result in severe acute kidney failure in dogs, while as little as 1 teaspoon can be fatal to cats.

    The video below is Part 2 of a 4 part series addressing common pet toxins and poisons found in the home. Video by Dr. Robert Wood of Riverview Animal Clinic.

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