To avoid accidental poisonings:

  • Always keep antifreeze in clearly labelled, robust, sealed containers, away from pets and their environment.
  • Clean up any spills IMMEDIATELY, no matter how small, and make sure pets cannot access the area until it is clean and safe.
  • Always dispose of antifreeze safely and responsibly. Contact your local authority for advice.

If your pet shows any of the following signs take them to a vet IMMEDIATELY:

·  Increased urination

·  Increased drinking

·  Vomiting

·  Depression

·  Lethargy (being abnormally sleepy)

·  Appearing drunk and uncoordinated

·  Seizures (fitting)

·  Abnormally fast heartbeat

·  Very fast, shallow breathing

The sooner veterinary treatment is received, the better their chance of survival. If left untreated pets can suffer, and will die.

Extracted from the Issue 4 2009 of the CAT CARE magazine which is sent out by the Feline Advisory Board (FAB)

www.fabcats.org

http://www.fabcats.org/news/anti-freeze.php

Five Good Reasons for Having Your Cat Neutered

  • Reduces fighting, injury and noise
  • Reduces spraying and smelling
  • Much less likely to wander and get lost
  • Safer from diseases like feline AIDS, mammary tumours and feline leukaemia
  • Reduces the number of unwanted kittens

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