Flint Dogs To Be Tested For Lead Levels
Flint residents will have an opportunity to have their beloved family dogs tested for exposure to lead from the city's water crisis this weekend. According to MLive.com, the Michigan State University Veterinary Department will team up with officials from the Humane Society of Genesee County Saturday for a free lead testing event for dogs. It will be held Saturday, May 14 from 10:00am-1:00pm at the Humane Society of Genesee County's shelter in Burton on Dort Highway.
The article states that other free lead testings have happened in recent months. MSU Veterinary officials say that more than 170 dogs have already been tested, with 14 testing positive for lead levels; 10 of which have recent exposure or low-level exposure, 4 have tested above reportable levels.
Symptoms and complications for exposed dogs include: vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, and in some cases, neurological problems including seizures and increased agitation.