Mold And The Health Of Your Pets
Mold doesn’t just affect your health, it also affects the health of your pets. If you suspect mold in your home, but you don’t smell anything or have any symptoms of mold irritation yourself, you may be able to turn to your pets for the big clues you’ve been searching for. A few effects that mold has on the health of your pets are:
- Excessive scratching – Normally, if excessive scratching is bothering your pet, fleas, allergies, or bug bites are likely culprits. If the scratching begins seemingly out of nowhere, and there are no bugs or bug bites present, your pet may be scratching due to a skin reaction with mold.
- Hair loss – The same skin reaction that makes your pet itchy will often cause them to begin losing their hair. Hair loss that doesn’t stop with topical medications, or that seems excessive or severe, could be a big indicator of mold’s presence.
- Coughing and sneezing – Mold spores disagree with your pets’ respiratory systems just like they disagrees with ours, and this means your pet could begin coughing and sneezing as a reaction to mold spore irritation. Excessive coughing or sneezing should be considered a big clue if you’re suspicious of mold in any area of your home.
- Loss of appetite – Mold exposure can also lead your pet to lose their appetite, as they don’t feel well enough to feel like eating. If your pet hasn’t had the appetite they normally do, and there is no reason found by a veterinarian leading to it, it could be mold irritation.
- Lethargy – If your pets are sleepier than normal, it could be due to feeling lousy from a mold presence. Lethargy is a common clue pointing towards mold growth, and if this is the case the lethargy won’t go away until the mold is remediated.
In order to save your health and your pets’ health, mold remediation is necessary. At AA Action Waterproofing, we take mold remediation and health seriously, and we’re ready to tackle any mold problem you may find yourself with in your Maryland home. If you suspect mold may be affecting your pets, simply contact us today.