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MR_MAGOO Report 14 Nov 2019 16:05

You may have seen my post on another thread about our cat Ralphie who we lost yesterday.

This is why.........

Could I urge people to be very mindful when using antifreeze please. We lost our big handsome cat yesterday because of high toxicity in the blood due to what the vet reckoned was him ingesting antifreeze. On Monday morning he was fine but we had to have him put to sleep on Wednesday because of acute kidney failure (his blood results were off the scale) happens this quickly.

He was a healthy eleven year old had had expected him to be around several more years and are heartbroken to lose him especially in this way.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 14 Nov 2019 16:15

Ahhhh poor Ralphie .and such an awful way to end his life

They are so much part of the family and losing them is heartbreaking

My sincere condolences to you and the family


AnninGlos Report 14 Nov 2019 16:16

So sorry to hear about Ralphie Mr M, such a shame. I have heard of this before. I wonder if it was in a puddle somewhere and the person didn't know it had leaked out onto the road.


Island Report 14 Nov 2019 16:17

I've heard of a number of instances of this happening Mr M. I wonder what is in anti freeze that cats find so palatable.

I'm sorry your cat had to suffer this way. <3


SuffolkVera Report 14 Nov 2019 16:36

I am so sorry to hear about Ralphie. Our pets are very much part of our family and you have my sympathy.


Rambling Report 14 Nov 2019 16:37

I'm sorry to hear this Mr Magoo, thank you for the warning.


Sharron Report 14 Nov 2019 16:39

RIP Ralphie Magoo.


RolloTheRed Report 14 Nov 2019 16:53

I lost my beautiful British Blue to an aggressive cancer when he was only 12 I know how it feels.

There is no need for this problem to exist.
If buying your own antifreeze get one with an anti cat/dog/child additive
and if a garage is doing the job check for the same. Now that Chope is standing down as MP maybe a private members bill will at last make the additive mandatory.

If you feel brave do what I did and sticker/leaflet the neighbourhood into awareness. It works and shames those with leaks to get them fixed.



Fly Report 14 Nov 2019 20:10

MR M <3

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Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 14 Nov 2019 20:17

How sad and unnecessary. Poor Ralphie. I am so sorry for your loss. Several years ago my Lucy cat was found dead after going missing, and it's thought she died from ingesting antifreeze too. It's heartbreaking.

I think I read somewhere that antifreeze tastes sweet so encouraging animals to taste spilled liquid.

Maybe your local newspaper would write about it to inform more people.

Thinking of you



MR_MAGOO Report 15 Nov 2019 11:57

Thank you for all your lovely comments <3

Have got Ralph’s ashes this morning :-)

And a key ring with a lock of his fur in :-)