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Roni Holewinski, CVT Industry Representative Antifreeze poisoning is commonly encountered in veterinary clinics every winter.  While there may be a variety of different “antifreezes” used in today’s automotive antifreeze products, ethylene glycol poses the greatest risk to pets and is what we’re discussing in this post.  Ethylene glycol is so dangerous that just 2 teaspoons…

Antifreeze, which often contains ethylene glycol (EG), can be extremely dangerous to dogs and cats. Sources of ethylene glycol include automotive antifreeze (radiator coolant, which typically contains 95% ethylene glycol), windshield deicing agents, motor oils, hydraulic brake fluid, developing solutions for photography, paints, solvents, etc. As little as a tablespoon can result in severe acute…

During certain times of the year (such as summer and winter), dogs and cats are more exposed to antifreeze. Untreated, antifreeze poisoning can be fatal to pets. Prompt, immediate treatment is necessary in order to save a dog or cat’s life from poisoning. Sources of antifreeze: The primary dangerous source of antifreeze is automotive radiator…

Lisa Martin, DVM Associate Veterinarian Pet Poison Helpline In today’s current conditions, hand sanitizers are everywhere—and for good reason, they help keep us safe.  Unfortunately, we’ve been seeing misinformation about their danger to pets and wanted to set the record straight. The reason hand-sanitizers kill germs is because of their high alcohol content, with some products containing…