Monday, September 20

So you accidentally drank some antifreeze

Antifreeze contains ethylene glycol or methanol both of which are poisonous. It is also sweet in taste which causes some pet deaths. It only takes 1 teaspoon to kill a 7lb cat. In small doses it can reproduce the effects of alcohol, but the poisons in it make it fatal if you drink even 100mL. Even before you get to the fatal dose you will probably go blind and experience kidney failure so its a terrible substitute for alcohol fyi.

The poison can be somewhat counteracted by drinking whiskey shortly after. It can also be counteracted with fomepizole. Induced vomiting is recommended as well.

If your pet happens to drink some antifreeze feed it soft food and/or milk then induce vomiting with syrup of ipecac. Whiskey and fomepizole may also work.

Medical treatment is going to be necessary as well.

Hope you never have to use this info.

16 comments:

DailyDose said...

Good to know.. Glad you put treatments.

Slumph said...

Lmao.. I wouldn't.. just wouldn't xD

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Randy Weezner said...

happened to my hamster

ihazasad said...

I have no pets, but nice to know this though.

Viking Travels said...

Wouldn't try drinking that hehe ;-) Just stopping by to show daily support, have a nice day!! ;-)

Jhmw said...

thanks for letting me know

Geek's Paradise said...

Good info to have. I hope nobody ever needs it though.

Trashcanman said...

I'd gargle it

Michaelangelo said...

Who the hell in their right mind would drink anti freeze! lol. I've seen videos of people drinknig epicac on youtube...not good man. I bought a bottle, but havent convinced anyone to drink it -_-

Much love and $upport headed your way broham!

John said...

Whiskey isn't the only alcohol that would work. Realistically any form of ethanol (ie. vodka, beer, rum, etc.) would work. But given the large amounts you would have to ingest, fomepizole would definitely be your best bet. although not nearly as fun :)

Gangrenous said...

imagine if you were forced to eat antifreeze as torture

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Lovellama said...

Very good, sir.

Water Proof Chicken said...

Yup