Hi stranger! Signing up for MypetMD is easy, free and puts the most relevant content at your fingertips.

Get Instant Access To

  • 24/7 alerts for pet-related recalls

  • Your own library of articles, blogs, and favorite pet names

  • Tools designed to keep your pets happy and healthy

or Connect with Facebook

By joining petMD, you agree to the Privacy Policy.

PetMD Seal

Lead Poisoning in Cats



If you suspect your cat has consumed lead, the first thing to do is to induce vomiting in the animal. Afterwards, take it to your veterinarian, where they will then prescribe specific antidotes for the lead poisoning.


Living and Management


Follow the advice given by your veterinarian regarding the cat's diet; it is important for the cat's recovery.




Make sure that any possible source of lead is safely packed and kept out of your cat's reach. Also, do not allow your cat to enter a room that has been painted with a lead-based paint.


Related Articles

Contact Poisoning in Cats
How To Prevent Contact Poisoning In Your Cat   Poison can...
Insecticide Toxicity in Cats
Organophosphate and Carbamate Toxicity   Areas that are...
Zinc Phosphide Poisoning in Cats
Poisoning by pesticides and rodenticides is one of the most common household dangers...

Do you have a plan for your pet(s) in case of natural disaster or emergency evacuation?

  • Lifetime Credits:
  • Today's Credits:
Hurry Before All Seats are Taken!
Be an A++ Pet Parent! Take fun & free courses to earn badges & certifications. Choose a course»
Search cat Articles



Around the Web