7. Keep an eye on antifreeze
“Antifreeze is very toxic, and, unfortunately, it smells kind of like maple syrup, so it’s enticing to dogs,” Verdino says. It could leak around your cars, especially in your garage or on your driveway. If antifreeze leaks out of your car, it could remain hidden until you pull away. And if your dog has access to those areas unattended, that could be a problem. Prevent your dog from having unattended access to those areas. If they do—like, say, the driveway is in the backyard within the fence—then pay attention when you pull in and pull out just to make sure your car isn’t leaking anything.
“Time is of the essence, and these things can be very toxic,” Verdino says. By the time you realize that your dog is sick, it might be too late. Even if you think your dog might have consumed antifreeze, I would take them right to your vet.”
Antifreeze is an all-season threat, so a little bit of prevention can go a long way in the wintertime.Back to top