With the end of summer comes affected air quality across the country. Animals can suffer health problems as well from breathing smoky air over time, especially those who already have some respiratory or cardiac issues. Watch your pet for signs of smoke irritation like coughing, gagging, nasal discharge, fatigue, and reduced appetite. If the air quality where you live is being affected by smoke from wildfires or any source, here are some tips to keep your pet breathing easy:
Pets should be kept indoors with windows shut
Avoid long or intense outdoor exercise during times when air quality is low
Watch pets with cardiovascular or respiratory issues closely for signs of distress
Include pets in evacuation planning if you live close to a wildfire-prone area if you suspect your pet is having problems with the smoke, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at 214-826-4800.