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I remember this topic from awhile back but it appeared on my local news tonight so I thought I'd share. There is NO testing system for lead paint in animal toys (heck, there's barely a system for testing kids toys!) lead in animals can be confused with other issues since it causes stomach problems, neurological problems and bone marrow trouble. The vet in Syracuse that was interviewed said she recommended getting rid of painted toys that have any paint being chewed off as a precaution.  Since it is the holiday season and many are shopping for pet toys I thought I'd pass this along. Now I'm going to do a toy check looking for missing paint, and weed out a few!
 
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