Do you love your pets like family but need a new coat of interior paint? You’re probably wondering, “Are paint fumes bad for dogs?”
As reliable painters in Tucson, the team at Nelson J. Greer knows how to give you a beautiful paint job while keeping your beloved pets safe. Contact us at 520-325-5800 to schedule an appointment today.
Prolonged exposure to paint fumes has several documented health problems for both pets and humans. However, because dogs and other pets have a better sense of smell than humans, they fall sick more quickly than humans. Different types of paint affect your dog differently, but because most paints emit toxic fumes, they can cause breathing problems, nausea, and more.
Are paint fumes bad for dogs? Yes, and if you notice any of the following signs after you’ve painted, it’s likely your pet is experiencing the effects of toxic paint fumes:
One way professionals protect your pets when they paint your home is by only using water-based paints, which are free from toxic elements like latex and volatile organic compounds. We also ensure we properly ventilate your home by opening windows and turning on fans to reduce the concentration of fumes.
Finally, to prevent curious pets from licking or smelling the paint, we suggest either removing them from the home for the duration of the painting or boarding them so they don’t put themselves in danger.
Are paint fumes bad for dogs? Yes, but fortunately, Nelson J. Greer knows how to paint your home without putting your dog’s health at risk. With over 60 years of experience, we can do everything from teach you the difference between mineral spirit vs. paint thinner to help you choose the best paint for your home.
Call 520-325-5800 to schedule an appointment today.
Nelson J. Greer
Nelson J. Greer Painting Contractors, Inc. is committed to Excellence, Quality, and Dependability. Our experience in both the commercial and residential markets speaks for itself. Whether it’s painting your home, business, or new commercial construction project, we want to do the job right for you!