How to keep your pets safe at Christmas

How to keep your pets safe at Christmas

By taking a bit of care over the festive season, we can all make sure it is a safe and restful time for us, our pets and our pets’ vets.

Dog owners warned of ‘extremely toxic’ and potentially fatal danger found on driveways

Dog owners warned of ‘extremely toxic’ and potentially fatal danger found on driveways

An 'extremely toxic' ingredient common in antifreeze can be life-threatening to dogs (Image: Getty) Sign up for FREE for latest news plus tips to save money and the environment.

Devastated! Family’s horror as SIX cats in FIVE years killed from 'antifreeze' poisoning

Devastated! Family’s horror as SIX cats in FIVE years killed from 'antifreeze' poisoning

Button is the latest poisoning victim (Image: RSPCA) "I just want to warn other cat owners in the area to be aware of this and keep an eye on their own pets.

'Absolutely AWFUL' Cat poisoner fears as five animals die horrifically in SAME SPOT

'Absolutely AWFUL' Cat poisoner fears as five animals die horrifically in SAME SPOT

It was horrible to see and vets were absolutely sure the cause was antifreeze poisoning.”Smudge the pet cat had to be put to sleep (Image: RSPCA)Freya the cat the first victim to die (Image: RSPCA)The RSPCA has launched an investigation into the poisonings centred around the Lampeter Velfrey area of Whitland, Pembrokeshire, and today warned pet owners to be vigilant and report any information about the poisonings to its 24-hour emergency line.The first cat to die was Ms Davies’ black and white queen called Freya.

Warning! The 3 Biggest Winter Health Hazards for Pets

Warning! The 3 Biggest Winter Health Hazards for Pets

3. A Little Leak Can Be a Big Driveway Danger -- While antifreeze is essential for protecting your vehicle in winter, the coolant used in engines is poisonous to pets.