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Old 12-01-2007, 07:26 PM   #1
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Pets and Lead

Our local Albuquerque news did a piece where one of their reporters wondered about lead in our pets toys,ceramic painted feeding bowls etc.She bought a whole bunch and tested them well to no surprise they have lead in them as well as the kid toys.Well crap why did I not snap to that its so obvious as these items come from China as well.I just bought a Christmas Stocking real cheap with pet toys I was just about to give them to the dogs as they love toys.Needless to say they wont get them.The report found a bird cage loaded with stuff of course they would hafto ingest it to be harmful.But as we know dogs like to chew and eat things especially the young ones.Also their is no authority that monitors this type of thing.
So I thought I would give everyone a heads up on this.

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Old 12-02-2007, 04:19 PM   #3
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Thanks for saving Duece and Oreo from lead poisoning this Christmas!!
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Old 12-02-2007, 05:18 PM   #4
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Thanks for saving Duece and Oreo from lead poisoning this Christmas!!
Well it does hafto build up over a period of time and is especially deadly to birds.
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Old 12-03-2007, 07:44 AM   #5
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You haven't seen Duece EAT his toys, Oreo's toy, the grandbabies' toys, my shoes, my house, the rug.....
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You haven't seen Duece EAT his toys, Oreo's toy, the grandbabies' toys, my shoes, my house, the rug.....
Have you tried giving him raw hides as a substitute?
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Thanks for the heads up, JP. BTW, (how can I put this delicately) do raw hides give other dogs intestinal gas? My dog loves them but no one wants to sit next to her, especially after she gets a new one. The long rolled ones aren't as bad but the "flavored" pig skin ones are real killers. Does anyone else have this issue?
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Old 12-03-2007, 12:56 PM   #8
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My shoes were leather, Oreo is still raw, and most of his toys are raw hide. Have even given him real beef leg bones(front shin), they last about a week!! LOL
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Thanks for the heads up, JP. BTW, (how can I put this delicately) do raw hides give other dogs intestinal gas? My dog loves them but no one wants to sit next to her, especially after she gets a new one. The long rolled ones aren't as bad but the "flavored" pig skin ones are real killers. Does anyone else have this issue?
Oreo did but she doesn't get to have rawhide chews anymore...DEUCE steals them from her when I am not looking, and hides them.
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Thanks for the heads up, JP. BTW, (how can I put this delicately) do raw hides give other dogs intestinal gas? My dog loves them but no one wants to sit next to her, especially after she gets a new one. The long rolled ones aren't as bad but the "flavored" pig skin ones are real killers. Does anyone else have this issue?
I try not to give my dogs anything where flavor has had to be added back in to get them to eat it, but different things affect different dogs different ways.
My GSD can't tolerate raw beef bones. They give her diarrhea. One of my other current dogs and one who has passed away had no problem at all with them, even though they were not given regularly. Anyway, to keep things harmonious in my little "pack", I stopped giving them entirely.
However..... one of these dogs who had no problem with raw bones will get gassy if I feed her just a tad too much of her kibble. Weird.

I sell rawhides, American made ones, but I only give my own poochies bully sticks. The Brazillion ones where no hormones have been added, NOT the Petsmart ones (Ranch Rewards I believe). Bully sticks are less messy and last longer than rawhides.
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