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Popular Pet Food Maker Sued for High Lead Levels — Is Your Pet at Risk?

You don't expect a reputable pet food maker to sell food with very high lead levels, but tragically that's the case with this company and a 4-year-old Cockapoo who suffered kidney failure after eating it for a time. Make sure your pet isn't being poisoned too - here's what to watch for.

high lead level pet foods


  • A pet parent in California has filed a class action lawsuit against Blue Buffalo for the alleged presence of lead in some of their dog foods
  • The dog, a 4-year-old Cockapoo, ultimately suffered kidney failure after a long-term diet of primarily Blue Buffalo products
  • There are many ways pets can be exposed to lead; lead that is ingested and absorbed into the body presents the greatest danger
  • Symptoms of lead poisoning in dogs involve the GI tract and central nervous system
  • Treatment depends on the amount of lead ingested and the dog’s symptoms

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