While many people are familiar with the negative effects of mold on human health, few people are as familiar with the negative effects of mold on the health of our pets. Just as exposure to mold in our homes can affect our respiratory systems, it can also make it difficult for your cat or dog to breathe in your home as well. If you suspect that there may be mold growing in your home, consider why you should eliminate it as soon as possible to protect the health of your pets.
Mold and Moisture in Your Home
Mold growing in your home thrives on moisture and humidity in various rooms of the house. With this in mind, it is essential to manage the moisture levels in your house in order to prevent mold from affecting both your health and the health of your pets. There are many sources that can that can contribute to this issue, such as:
- Lack of ventilation in your bathroom while showering
- Moisture build-up trapped in your washing machine, dishwasher, or stove
- Sinks or tubs that are not regularly cleaned
- Carpets or rugs with moisture trapped in them
- Clogged rain gutters
By identifying and eliminating the source of mold in your home, you can ensure the health of your family and pets by reducing troublesome allergy symptoms.
Effects of Mold on Pet Health
Because pets spend a majority of their time in your home, mold growing throughout your house can take a serious toll on their health. Both cats and dogs may be prone to inhaling and ingesting mold growing along windows drywall, causing digestive and respiratory issues over time. Among the many symptoms of mold poisoning for pets, below are some of the most serious symptoms:
- Nasal discharge or bleeding
- Respiratory distress or wheezing
- Persistent sneezing
- Decreased appetite or vomiting
- Excessive scratching or licking
No matter how minor these symptoms may appear to be, they are still indicative of mold growth in your home that is negatively affecting the health of your pet. Treatment for these symptoms may involve medication or the use of an IV to administer fluids as needed.
Let the Professionals of Environmental Consulting and Contracting Group Eliminate Mold from Your Home
If you are concerned about moisture and the potential for mold growth in your home, call the professionals at Environmental Consulting and Contracting Group for any and all of your black mold questions. We have over 30 years combined experience in professional mold remediation and mold cleanup, so please rest assured that if there is a problem we will be able to tackle it. We offer our valued customers a lifetime guarantee against the return of mold growth because we are so confident in our work. Give us a call at 1-877-591-MOLD or visit us online for more information. To learn more ways to combat mold growth in your home, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Google+.