Lead Can Poison Pets, Too

Children are not the only ones susceptible to lead poisoning. In an article published May 5, 2017 in the ‘Weekender’, Dr. Karsten Fostvedt writes “once in the body, lead can interfere with number of cellular functions. It can inhibit red-blood-cell production and may alter nerve transmission. Lead poisoning can occur in all companion animals, but dogs and birds are affected more than cats. Lead poisoning occurs most commonly in young animals, because they have a greater tendency to play with and swallow foreign objects that may contain lead.”