Antifreeze

Antifreeze is an agent that is used in radiator fluid and is also a component of windshied wiper fluid.  It is generally a sweet tasting liquid and when spilled accidentally in your garage or on the pavement, poses a serious threat to our four-legged friends.  It is a serious concern even if only a small amount has been ingested.  Any suspected ingestion is considered to be a medical emergency and treatment needs to be initiated immediately.

Slug Bait

It is a common toxin for dogs, but cats are rarely attracted to it.  Dogs like the mealy taste of slug bait.  Signs of toxicity include: restlessness, tremors and/or shaking, excessive salivation (drooling) and eventually generalized seizures.

Fertilizers and Pesticides

Both dogs and cats can be affected by these.  Sgins vary by specific products and may include excessive salivation (drooling), voming, oral pain/ulcers, discomfort eating/swallings, tremors, shaking or seizures.  Pesticides may be absorbed through the skin as well as licked off the hair/coat.

Poisonous Toads

Each year dogs die from contact with poisonous toads.   Please click here for in depth information.

 

ANY ANIMAL SUSPECTED OF BEING POISONED CONSTITUTES A MEDICAL EMERGENCY AND SHOULD BE SEEN BY A VETERINARIAN IMMEDIATELY.