Debra Lynn Dadd

Is Leather Safe

QUESTION:

Debra
I want to buy my dog a new leather collar, but can I assume that it is safe in terms of chemicals outgassing or leaching into his skin? I know leather is natural, but do they treat it somehow during the manufacturing process? My dog has immune issues and I worry about just about everything anymore that he comes into contact with.
Thank you! Terry and Dusty

POSTED BY TERRY ANN :: WASHINGTON USA :: 12/03/2009 7:41 AM


DEBRA'S ANSWER:

Leather itself is not toxic, as it is simply the skin of an animal. However, it may be treated with various different substances, some of which can be quite toxic.

I would contact the manufacturer and see how the leather used was treated.

I find some leather products to have quite an odor and others to have none at all.

Debra :-)


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