Everyone loves an adorable pic of a kitten or puppy BUT if you have had Cavity Wall Insulation (CWI) installed in your home and are now experiencing problems such as damp, mould or condensation it could not only affect the health of your family but also affect your beloved pets.
In 2015, the RSPCA estimated that 1 in 2 households now own a pet, taking the UK wide total to a massive 20 million pets. Amongst that figure, there are circa 8.5 million dogs and 7.4 million cats being loved and cared for.
Many of us will know that mould can make people sick but not many will know about the affects it has on our pets. As they’re much smaller than us, pets are more susceptible to mould related illnesses and can become sick well before the mould affects an adult.
Common symptoms of mould exposure in pets to watch out for are:
- Excessive scratching in the absence of fleas
- Sores and/or bleed from excessive scratching
- Excessive licking
- Hair loss due to excessive scratching and/or licking
- Runny nose
- Runny eyes
- Laboured breathing
- Wheezing sound when breathing
- Loss of appetite
If you have mould in your home and your pet is presenting any of the above symptoms, then book an appointment with your vet to get your little fur-ball checked out. If you can’t get your pet to see a vet immediately, it’s recommended your pet is removed from the home if possible to avoid continued exposure. Continued exposure could make your pet’s symptoms worse and cause permanent damage or even death.
If you have Cavity Wall Insulation in your property, the mould you are experiencing may well be as a result of incorrectly installed insulation. If that is found to be the case (after inspection by one of our qualified and certified Surveyors) Cavity Wall Lawyers can help you get back the costs of any damage to your home. Call us today to find out how we can help.