Keeping pets safe from raccoons
Posted on: August 31, 2010, by : Mario

Why are Raccoons unsafe around your pets?

Why raccoon removal around pets is important?

Get rid of raccoon

In a recent study it has been shown that urban Raccoons living around residential areas are very harmful to humans and especially pets. Raccoons can carry a number of diseases that are transferable to dogs and cats such as rabies, raccoon roundworm, Leptospitosis and a very common infection that’s transferable to pets, canine distemper. Canine distemper is a very contagious raccoon carried disease.  Dogs are very susceptible to this disease. During hot weather when pets are outside, they usually have a bowl of water and food right, its the humane thing to do? Well your pets water just became the community water bowl, which isn’t the best situation for your pet. If an infected raccoon gets into the dogs water or food bowl it can expose the dog to distemper very easily. You want to make sure your dog is up to date on their distemper shots as a first step in protection. Canine distemper effects the respiratory, urogenital, gastrointestinal, optic nerves and central nervous system. Symptoms that you would need to watch for in a potentially exposed animal would be fever, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea and discharge from eyes. If you fear the neighborhood raccoons may be a danger to your pet, consult with one of our wildlife control specialists for raccoon management options in your area. To get rid of raccoons is as easy as dialing the phone, we have been providing raccoon removal services for over 25 years and know exactly what it takes to get rid of raccoon from property.

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