Should I worry about Lead in my cat’s toys and bowls?


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Our question this week was:

Dr. Debra – I know there was a huge recall on children's toys and items because there was lead in the paint. Do I need to worry about my cat's things?

Sarah Miller – Newport.


Hi Sarah – thanks for your email. You ask a good question. In fact, I asked one of our petplace writers to research this topic last week. Please read Toxic Toys: Is There Lead Lurking in Your Pet Supplies?

But the short answer is yes, you have reason to be concerned.

Best of luck!

Dr. Debra

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debra-primovic Dr. Debra Primovic

Debra A. Primovic, BSN, DVM, Editor-in-Chief, is a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Nursing and the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Following her veterinary medical training, Dr. Primovic practiced in general small animal practices as well as veterinary emergency practices. She was staff veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Clinic of St. Louis, Missouri, one of the busiest emergency/critical care practices in the United States as well as MedVet Columbus, winner of the AAHA Hospital of the year in 2014. She also spends time in general practice at the Granville Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Primovic divides her time among veterinary emergency and general practice, editing, writing, and updating articles for, and editing and indexing for veterinary publications. She loves both dogs and cats but has had extraordinary cats in her life, all of which have died over the past couple years. Special cats in her life were Kali, Sammy, Pepper and Beanie.