This section is from the book "Sporting Dogs. Their Points And Management In Health, And Disease", by Frank Townend Barton. Also available from Amazon: Sporting Dogs; Their Points and Management in Health and Disease.
The most likely method for lead-poisoning to occur in a dog is through the animal licking paint, or drinking out of a leaden vessel.
It is an uncommon form of poisoning in the dog, Lead poisoning can be either " acute " or " chronic," and is denoted by colicky pains, constipation and a blue line around the gums. Paralysis and other nervo-muscular signs supervene.
Give half an ounce of Epsom's salts until bowels are freely open, and later on, 5 grains of iodide of potash night and morning.
Warm fomentations to belly.