The third full week in March is National Poison Prevention Week, and March also happens to be Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month. Spread the word so we can teach dog parents ways of keeping their pups safe from poisoning.
Ethylene glycol toxicity in dogs, or antifreeze poisoning, happens when dogs consume the odorless, sweet-tasting ingredient ethylene glycol, commonly found antifreeze. This is a serious condition, and dogs only need to consume about a half a teaspoon of ethylene glycol per pound of body weight for it to be fatal.
Marijuana legalization brings new risks, especially for dogs who mistakenly ingest or inhale THC traces on the street. Use caution where weed is legal, and make sure you store your own products where pets cannot get them.