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Fall Dangers to you Pets #3

November 17, 2017


Mothballs contain either paradichlorobenzene or naphthalene, which cause:

If you use mothballs, please make sure they are well out of the reach of your pets.

If you think your dog or cat has eaten a mothball, contact Peterborough West Animal Hospital right away. The sooner you seek treatment, the better the chance your dog or cat has of fully recovering.

Do not induce vomiting or give anything orally to your pet unless the Doctors at Peterborough West Animal Hospital have sepcifically directed you to do so. When possible, put the mothball pacage and/or remaining loose mothballs into a sealed plastic bag and bring them with you to our hospital for identification.


Antifreeze has a sweet smell and taste and our pets love to lick it. Antifreeze is extremely dangerous if ingested and is one of the most common forms of poisoning in pets. As little as one teaspoon in a cat or a tablespoon or two for dogs, depending on the size of the aniaml, can be fatal. Sigsn of early poisoning include acting drunk or uncoordinated, excessive thirst, and lethargy. If you think your pet may have ingested some antifreeze be sure to call Peterborough West Aniaml Hospital(705-745-4800) and let us know you are on your way in. It is imperative that you get to the hospital immediately .

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