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Just lost Thomas to anti freeze poisoning :(

25 replies

Dillie · 02/01/2013 15:30

Had to have Thomas pts this morning.

At first I thought it was his aiha playing up, but in my heart I knew it was more serious

He was very wobbly, head shaking and incredibly thirsty. With the large amount of steroids he was on to keep his condition under control, I was warned he could go diabetic. At first I thought it was this.

When the vet examined him, she said that his breath had a distinct smell to it and this was a sign of anti freeze poisoning. I left him with them so they could run tests, and about half an hour later she phoned to tell me the bad news.

He had massive kidney failure and the prognosis was 0.

I am so gutted. Poor guy. He fought so hard to get back on track with his aiha, only to be taken like this :(

Please keep an eye out for any symptoms. There are some deliberate poisonings happening around the country at the moment, I just hope Thomas's accident was just that :(

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Garnier · 02/01/2013 15:31

I am so so sorry to read this. RIP Thomas x

PseudoBadger · 02/01/2013 15:32

I'm so sorry :(

waitingtobeamummy · 02/01/2013 15:33

So so sorry dillie this is a fear I have of happening to our little girl. My heart goes out to you x

StuffezLaBouche · 02/01/2013 15:35

How awful, so sorry to hear this. :(

SecretNutellaFix · 02/01/2013 15:38

I'm so sorry Dillie.

frostyfingers · 02/01/2013 16:44

So sorry Dillie - we lost our beloved cat this morning to a previously undiagnosed lung tumour. It's a crappy start to the year, that's for sure.

happynewmind · 02/01/2013 16:51

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msrisotto · 02/01/2013 16:52

God i'm so so sorry. How awful.

Northernlebkuchen · 02/01/2013 16:54

Oh I'm so sorry. People are awful to cats. I live in dread of this with our lovely girl.

Roughly where in the country are you ?

weegiemum · 02/01/2013 16:57

So sorry to hear this.

We had our house rabbit at vet today cos he wasn't drinking - turns out he just doesn't like bottles any more, it will have to be a dish.

Bugger he is!! £25 for nothing wrong!!

Hope you can get over Thomas. Pets are so special. I don't know what we'd do without Speedy MacReadie!!

stookiesackhouse · 02/01/2013 16:58


I am sorry. Awful.

This is why I have an indoor cat, I couldn't bear losing my sweet-natured little kit like this.

RightsaidFreud · 02/01/2013 17:04

This is one of my fears, people are so so nasty to cats. Can't they put something in anti freeze to discourage animals from ingesting it?

So sorry for your loss :(

cozietoesie · 02/01/2013 17:04

So sorry, Dillie.

Dillie · 02/01/2013 17:29

Thank you so much for your kind words x

Northern I live in Shropshire. There has been a spate of deliberate poisonings around here :(

There is a petition on the RSPCA website to get the government make the manufacturers put a bittering agent so pets and wildlife don't like it.

If you get a moment please sign it.


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Northernlebkuchen · 02/01/2013 17:40

Signed and a link

OP - you might want to put a warning in your mumsnet local about this as well? I'm not in your area, am selfishly relieved Blush

Dillie · 02/01/2013 17:40

This is the link

If you get a minute, I would be very grateful. Thank you

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msrisotto · 02/01/2013 17:50


Chopstheduck · 02/01/2013 17:52

Oh am I am so sorry :(

Will sign the petition now too.

I lost two rabbits boxing day to a fox, it is horrible losing loved pets.

Fluffycloudland77 · 02/01/2013 17:58

I'm so sorry, what a shitty thing to do to an animal.

We signed that petition last year. I don't see why it can't have bittering agents when household cleaners do.

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights · 02/01/2013 18:02

Dillie - I am so very, very sorry :(

I really hope it was an awful, awful accident. I also hope they find the bastards doing this deliberately.

countrykitten · 02/01/2013 18:14

I am so sorry - this is no way to lose a friend. At least you were there to help him at the end when he needed you most.

The people who do this deliberately are indescribable human beings.

countrykitten · 02/01/2013 18:15

Petition signed.

aJumpedUpPantryBoy · 02/01/2013 18:16

I'm so sorry.

ilovesprouts · 02/01/2013 18:20

my friend lost her cat the same way a few years ago,poor kitty Sad

Horsemad · 02/01/2013 18:31

That is just so awful Sad

Your poor cat, take care OP and be gentle on yourself.

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