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Expertox, a Texas lab, has found elevated levels of lead, chromium, and cadmium in two Chinese-made pet toys sold at Wal-Mart. But two veterinarians said the levels found by the lab are not a health risk to cats and dogs.

The lab was hired by ConsumerAffairs.com to test two dog toys and two cat toys for heavy metals and other toxins.

A dog chew toy, a green monster, tested positive for what the lab categorizes as high levels of lead and chromium. The lab detected lead levels of 907.4 micrograms per kilogram (almost one part per million). Chromium was found at levels of 334.9 micrograms per kilogram. Levels of cadmium, arsenic and mercury were also found in the green monster toy.

The lab said with that kind of concentration, if a dog puts the toy in his mouth and chews or licks it, he is being exposed to a good amount of lead and runs the risk of metal toxicity that may shorten his life.

Expertox said a cloth catnip toy also tested positive for a "tremendous amount" of the toxic metal cadmium. The levels of cadmium found were 236 micrograms per kilogram.

Two other Wal-Mart pet toys were analyzed, a cloth hedgehog for dogs and a plastic dumbbell toy for cats. Expertox found cadmium in those two pet toys, but the lab toxicologist said the levels found were similar to the amount in one cigarette and not considered significant.

Rhonda,Kramer & Angel Missy "Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog". "It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are" Missy Rainbow Bridge Memorial
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I also believe this is the same lab that found the pain killer in Canidae foods which I haven't heard anymore about. Canidae emailed me and told me that they had the food tested at 2 separate well kjnown labs and it did not find any pain killers in the food. I would take it with a grain of salt.

Jess, Scooter, Sadie and Dozer

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I looked at the consumer reports website that was linked to this, they had some photos of the toys in question and of course I had bought the boys the 'green monster' which I tossed when I got home. Over the last two years i've boght a lot of toys for the boys at wallmart...mainly becuase they destroy toys too quickly and I've gotten to the point where I don't want to spend more than a dollar on something that will 'die' quickly if they like it well enough.

I think i'll be taking an inventroy of what toys they have and looking at tossing some of the ones I know came from walmart.

Tracy, Brattwrust & Mettwurst a.k.a The Gremlins
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I threw out everything that was made in china for Kramer. I take no chances after that horrable food recall.

Now a days when it comes to our pets, I do not take things with a grain of salt. Never know, I rather be safe than sorry.

Rhonda,Kramer & Angel Missy "Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog". "It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are" Missy Rainbow Bridge Memorial
/>http://www.indulgedfurries.com/petdiabetes/memorium/missy2.htm

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