Mold and its effect on Pets
Pets are much more than just animals we let live in our homes, they are part of the family. Any good pet owner has their pet’s health in mind in terms of both their pet’s diet and lifestyle. Included in the pet’s lifestyle is the home you live in. Getting your home checked for mold will ensure your pets safety and good health, in addition to your own!
Health Impact of Mold on Pets
When dogs and cats are exposed to mold, there are several potential health hazards that can occur. The side effects of mold exposure can range from mild to very serious. Some of the symptoms of mold exposure for pets include respiratory issues (trouble or difficulty breathing) or soars can form that the pet will most likely scratch or lick. If the mold is ingested it can cause decreased appetite or even vomiting and loss of appetite. If you see any of these symptoms with your pet, you should go to a vet and investigate areas your pet may have been exposed to mold.
Where to look for Mold
Mold thrives in warm, damp places. Look in places that meet these criteria and where your pet likes to spend time. This could include a particular window sill a cat enjoys perching on or your dog’s favorite spot to nap. Mold can even find their way on to chew toys, especially if made of fabric. Mold can also be around the yard on decomposing plant material. If you still can’t find the suspected mold, Roys restoration can help.
The treatment for mold exposure for pets is relatively not very complex if they are not exhibiting serious side effects. Generally, the removal of mold and supportive care should be enough to get your pet back on track to a healthy lifestyle. Depending on the severity and level of exposure, an IV with specific medications related to the type of mold may be administered. Again, the removal of the said mold is absolutely necessary to ensure it not happening again in the future.
Roys Restoration is here to help
We love our pets here at Roy’s. If your pet has been exposed to mold and you can’t seem to find it, give us a call. We will work with you to understand your pet’s habits and find the mold that it has been exposed to. If you know or think your home has a mold issue, give us a call today! We will set up a time that works best for you to come and inspect your home and provide an estimate on removal. We look forward to hearing from you!