Owners reminded to protect animals from wildfire smoke

By Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine

Dog-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine advises animal owners that wildfire smoke warnings apply to animals, too.

“Advisories that caution people to avoid heavy work or exercise outdoors and to remain indoors as much as possible should also pertain to our pets,” said Raelynn Farnsworth, the veterinarian who heads up the community practice service in the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. “The same hazards to lungs faced by people are faced by our pets when conditions are like this.”

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