Signs Of Antifreeze Poisoning In Cats? Antifreeze (Ethylene Glycol). This is a very dangerous thing. If your cat licks this even half the teaspoon then your cat can even die. In this blog, we will discuss How can you take care of this? And what can you give as first aid? And how can you diagnose this?
What Is Ethylene Glycol?
This is used in many things especially in detergents or any oil used in the automobiles and whatever is used to clean the cars, cosmetic items, and also present in the paints. You must keep your cat away from such stuff.
What Are Signs Of Antifreeze Poisoning In Cats?
In the first 24 to 48 hours, there will be drooling. Drooling in such a way that your cat will start to fall and won’t be able to stand properly.
Apart from this depression can happen the cat can vomit severely. And the cat would behave just like an alcoholic man and the moment won’t remain proper.
This thing gets a lot confused with a nervous sign. They basically are nervous signs. But, the nervous Signs appear in a lot of sicknesses. And this thing can relate a lot to that. It’s very difficult to diagnose this. And the kidney of your pet can fail and the appetite would decrease.
It is also possible that the animal would not eat at all and dehydration can happen and it is also possible that if your pet drinking water then it will urinate a lot.
How Can You Diagnose This?
Diagnosis can be done on the basis of kidney test, and via from blood CP, it is possible to find how much the kidneys affected? Or from ‘X-Ray’ that how much issue is present in the kidney.
What Are The Treatment of Anti-freeze In Cats?
If we talk about the treatment then there is prevention in the beginning to stop the kidney from being damaged. In which Fluids are given in order to maintain the dehydration so that the animal does not get dehydrated.
Then there is a treatment which can be done in the first 2 hours i.e by using activated charcoal. You can consider this as this is the antidote for ethylene glycol.
It is very difficult to find this but it is considered as an antidote. If you think your cat has eaten any such thing that then you must immediately run to the doctor and tell them that and do take the label with you so that the doctor can get to know that what has your animal licked.
At this, the treatment can be done accordingly.
In Antifreeze Poisoning, Why Immediate Treatment Is Necessary?
Immediate treatment of every disease is very necessary. If the treatment is not done immediately then there are severe chances of kidney getting fail and your cat can even die. I always pray that your animals always remain safe and healthy but it’s a fact that if you don’t do the treatment immediately then your cat can even die.
Prevention is a better thing to control every accidental thing. As for prevention, you must keep everything away from your animal. Try to leave her in such a place where there are no such things.
If there is paint going on in your home or your washing your car or if you’re cleaning your home and you’re using any detergent then try to keep your cat away from you in a specific area so that she won’t be able to lick anything.
I always pray that your pet always remains healthy.