Smoke Is No Joke for Pets

The team at [HOSPITAL NAME] is taking the safety of our staff extremely seriously as the air quality has deteriorated significantly as a result of the fires in our area. While we are still open and accepting patient visits, we are trying to limit staff and client exposure as much as possible.

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 and birds 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

Please remember to include pets in evacuation planning if you live close to a wildfire-prone area. Should you suspect your pet is having problems with the smoke, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at [HOSPITAL PHONE NUMBER].