This is the third lead testing event the college has had, with over 150 animals being tested in total. 

The free event was held on Saturday at  St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Saginaw St. in Flint. Owners were encouraged to bring their dogs in to have blood drawn. The tests are looking for lead levels, as well as copper, mercury, zinc, iron and mercury. Owners should receive the results within two weeks.

Vets say that lead levels in animals can mimic the same effects as they have in humans, and can result in bone marrow damage later on in life.

I have a friend who was concerned about her cat drinking the water over a year ago, and she ended up having to put her kitty down. Absolutely broke my heart. Thank you to the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine for putting on these free events!


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