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HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR LOVELY CLIENTS AND PETS

DANGERS OF ETHYLENE GLYCOL

As we leave Christmas and New Year we enter into January which means colder wetter weather, so we are more inclined to make sure our antifreeze is topped up in our cars.
But Ethylene Glycol is extremely TOXIC to cats.
Ethylene Glycol can be found in many motoring products such as screenwashes and de icers. Cats are unlikely to drink neat antifreeze but they get exposed by drinking from contaminated water on the roads or by walking through spillages and then grooming themselves.

Within 30 mins it can start to take effect.
30 mins - 12 hours after ingestion symptoms can start such as vomiting, tachycardia, elevated breathing.
12 - 24 hours symptoms become even more severe = heart failure, hypertension, circulatory shock, renal failure, convulsions and coma.

All in all - NASTY STUFF!

Due to severe consequences PREVENTION is the key so any spills should be hosed away and diluted down or covered in mud/sand to soak up spill and then shovelled somewhere safe away from pets.

(As a small side note antifreeze can be found in snow globes.)

NIGEL BACK TO SCHOOL !!

Nigel is off once again to enrich his brain cells with all that is new in the Veterinary World.
He's off to the North American Veterinary Conference in Florida to attend lots of lectures and to meet Doctor Dryen who is all knowledgeable about fleas and prevention and the up to date treatments.

Have a good trip Nigel.

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Colchester
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