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Old 05-06-2011, 08:19 AM
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My dog died of kidney disease when I was little. We are pretty sure it's from drinking antifreeze. He got loose once and it was always very difficult to catch him and we think he drank it from my neighbors driveway or maybe even ours. Not sure... and I was only in 4th grade at the time.
He slowed way down very quick and refused to eat. My mom took him to the vet as soon as we realized he wasn't feeling well but there was nothing they could do... a few days later he died. (my mom had to put him to sleep).... but ofcourse she hid that part from me for years b/c i was too young at the time. I'll definitely take extra care to prevent any accidents like that with my new dog.

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Old 05-06-2011, 08:49 AM
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This is a great post. I had never seen it before. Any chance we can indeed elevate this to "sticky" level?
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Any chance we can indeed elevate this to "sticky" level?
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Oh my! It must be in the health section and I did not realize that!

What a fool am I!

Well, I left my lights on yesterday and had to get a jump start for my car... so this goes along with recent indications of my brain power.
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lol, we all have our days
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:36 PM
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my girl did get into some anti-freeze at about 4 months old. we were driving down the road with her in my lap. when i stopped and got out of the vehicle, i noticed she had peed on me. I got back in the car to go home and change pants, and when i got home, i noticed she had peed on me more. Definitely odd behavior, even for a pup. I took her to the vet where they did blood work, which came back with high levels of an ingredient that is in anti-freeze, I forget the name of it. I was referred to another vet, due to my vet not having the correct product to flush her system with. They had her for 3 days hooked up to an IV. she came out unscathed.....other than her poop now glows...jk
From my understanding, some anti-freeze manufacturers are now adding an agent to their product to give it a more bitter taste to try and deter accidental digestion.
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This is a great article! Iím glad itís a sticky. It provides a lot of useful information. Very helpful! Antifreeze tastes sweet. Itís poisonous to both humans and other animals. Itís the sweet tastes that lead to ingestion. Itís extremely difficult to detect in the body, which is why itís been used as a murder weapon. Antifreeze actually crystallizes in the brain!
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