Unless you have been living under a rock you may have noticed the surrounding areas of Jacksonville has been inundated with smoke in the air. With wildfires burning both in Florida & nearby Georgia, it makes people ponder whether the smoke is harmful to their pets. There are various factors that determine the answer to this question.
Healthy Pets should not be harmfully affected by smoke inhalation, although they may be uncomfortable. However, dogs and cats with heart issues, bronchial problems, sinus issues and/or nasal allergies may suffer more than healthy pets. Geriatric pets and/or sick pets may suffer greatly to smoke inhalation as well.
The staff at Merrill Animal Clinic is deeply committed to your pets health & safety. We recommend keeping your furry babies indoors as much as possible. If they are experiencing excessive coughing, sneezing or allergy symptoms give us a call (904) 744-7206 and we will get them the relief they need as soon as possible.
P.S. As a reminder, we will be closed for the 4th of July Holiday.