Flood Damage, Molds and Pet Poisoning
Here are the symptoms to watch out for when pets get sick from being exposed to molds. (Photo Credits)
Mold exposure can cause a lot of illnesses on humans, and it can affect pets too.
Some may think that it is a pet suffering from ordinary pet illness, but when flooding remains untreated, and molds become present at home, it is not unlikely that the pets have been negatively affected by mold exposure.
Petmd.com offered pet owners some advice on mold exposure.
“It’s best to keep your pet away from any areas in your home that are contaminated with mold. If a case is particularly bad, it might be a good idea to relocate your pet to a friend or relative’s house while yours is being professionally treated. Store pet food in an air-tight container to discourage mold growth. Water bowls, food bowls, and plastic or rubber chew toys should be thoroughly cleaned at least once a week. Launder and completely dry pet beds, plush toys, and other similar items your pet may use frequently to lessen the chances of mold growth. A best practice is to keep anything your pet touches clean and dry.”
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Petful.com explained the type of treatment pets may most likely undergo when they get ill of mold exposure, particularly black molds.
“The treatment may involve a blood transfusion (if the pet bleeds unduly) and antibiotics to fight secondary infections. Your vet will repeat blood tests to monitor liver function. The pet must rest to reduce the risk of knocks and bumps, which could cause bleeding. It is crucial to get rid of the black mold or stay away from it. Remember, this is a condition that affects pets and people, so if your cat or dog is unwell, then you must leave that environment and seek urgent medical help for yourself, too.”
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Recovery from molds
Vetary meanwhile detailed the whole recovery process for the pets who have been afflicted with mold-related illness.
“The treatment and the recovery of a mold allergy go hand in hand. Consistent adherence to the therapies prescribed by the veterinarian, as well as work on your behalf will help a pet living with allergies. Avoid allowing your pet to go in areas that have a potential for mold, like basements and under the deck. Use a dehumidifier in your home and clean rooms that typically produce mold (like bathrooms and humid laundry rooms) often. Use cleaning products that remove mold and spores, and have air conditioning ducts checked regularly. Pets can wear washable booties and a sweater when heading outside. Wiping the fur and feet upon entry into the home may help as well. The veterinarian can guide you further if you have questions, and will want to re-check your pet’s skin as needed to ensure that the measures that are being taken to combat the allergy are sufficient.
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The best way to ensure that pets will remain safe from mold-related illnesses is to ensure that water and flood damage is treated by professional contractors at the soonest time.