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Friday 16th of November 2018

Lead Poisoning

General information on Lead Poisoning

Lead is found in insecticides and is a base for many paints used commercially. Intoxication occurs primarily in puppies and young dogs that chew on substances coated with a lead paint. Other sources of lead are linoleum, batteries, plumbing materials, putty, lead foil, solder, golf balls, and some roofing materials. Lead poisoning can occur in older dogs after ingestion of insecticides containing lead.

Symptoms of Lead Poisoning

Symptoms of lead poisoning begin with abdominal colic and vomiting. A variety of central nervous system signs are possible. They include fits, uncoordinated gait, excitation, continuous barking, attacks of hysteria, weakness, stupor, and blindness.

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Treatments for Lead Poisoning

When ingestion is recent, induce vomiting. Specific antidotes are available through your veterinarian.

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