Pets: Car Engine Coolant
In the fall many people start preparing their cars for the winter months. When changing your car’s engine coolant be sure to properly dispose the coolant and clean up any spills. Many coolant products contain a chemical called ethylene glycol, which in small amounts is toxic to animals.
A few ways to avoid ethylene glycol poisoning is to store coolants out of reach from your pet, immediately clean up any spills, check your car radiator for leaks and check labels for ethylene glycol.
Symptoms of ethylene glycol toxicity include vomiting, excessive urination, diarrhea, rapid heartbeat, weakness, seizures, convulsions, fainting and coma. If you think your pet has ethylene glycol poisoning contact your vet or poison control.