Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ohio law may make antifreeze safer

With the weather finally warming up in the Midwest, dog owners in Ohio are worried about their pets eating and licking things that they shouldn't. One concern for many dog owners is antifreeze. Ohio's state Senate is looking at legislation that would require any antifreeze sold in Ohio to contain a bittering agent that makes the antifreeze less palatable.

The bittering agent has already been added to common household products such as window cleaner, and bubble bath fluids. 11 other states have also required antifreeze to have the bittering agent added to it.

Animals that ingest antifreeze die a "hideous death" where the kidneys and renal system are destroyed, says one dog owner who had to euthanize his dog for ingestion.

Read more at The Columbus Dispatch.

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