General information on Lead Poisoning
Lead poisoning is most commonly caused by young cats and kittens that chew on substances coated with a lead paint or ingesting other sources of lead including insecticides, putty, linoleum, batteries, plumbing materials, lead foil, solder and certain types of roofing materials. Lead poisoning can also occur in older cats after ingestion of insecticides containing lead.
Symptoms of Lead Poisoning
Symptoms of lead poisoning begin with abdominal pain and vomiting. A variety of central nervous system signs may appear including fits, unsteady gait, stupor, excitation, hysteria, weakness, and blindness.
Treatments for Lead Poisoning
When ingestion is recent, induce vomiting. See your veterinarian or local clinic for a lead poisoning antidote.
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