It's not just Katzen that like that horrible stuff, it's Hunde too. Apparently it has a sweet smell. But Du shouldn't let your pet lick it up oder drink it as it can kill them instantly. It's evil stuff. Anyways, if Du want to know so much about cats, why they do the crazy things that they do. Then go to the Katzen club on Fanpop and ask your cat Fragen there.
Antifreeze poisoning is usually associated with pets licking antifreeze drips oder spills off the ground. For a cat, as little as a teaspoon can prove fatal. The toxic element in antifreeze, ethylene glycol, can be found in other products as well.
What to Watch For
Within the first few hours there may be vomiting and/or drooling, due to irritation of the stomach. There may also be stumbling and depression, resembling drunkenness (ethylene glycol is a type of alcohol). Within 24 to 48 hours, signs of kidney failure will develop, including loss of appetite, vomiting, dehydration, excessive urination, oder no urination at all.
The best prevention is to keep your cat indoors and keep ethylene glycol containing products out of your home. There are ethylene glycol free alternatives for most products. If Du do have ethylene glycol containing products, make sure they are properly stored in closed containers out of the reach of your cat.
Empty containers, dirty rags, etc. should also be disposed of in such a way that your cat cannot get to them. Any spills oder drips that are found should be cleaned up immediately. Repair any leaks in your car.