Most of us love to have a pet in our homes. They quickly become part of the family as they share a loving and protective bond with their owners. Cats, dogs, hamsters, birds, and many other options are there to choose from as a pet, but you have to take care of them and ensure they are healthy and safe.
Whenever you plan to paint your home to give it a new look, you must consider the safety of your loving pets too. As animals have much more acute senses than humans, they can have allergic reactions to nontoxic things to humans.
It is always a clever decision to hire a professional painting contractor in Vancouver so that they can guide you in how to keep your pets safe while painting your home.
How to Keep Your Pets Safe?
The following are some dos and don’ts that you should follow while painting the interior and exterior of your home:
- Try to divide the rooms of your home before painting so you can keep your pets in other rooms and away from any paint.
- After painting the rooms, make sure they are well-ventilated so that the smell of paint vanishes quickly.
- Use pet-friendly paints for walls and ceilings.
- Always choose paints marked No-VOC or Low-VOC and select paints that don’t have any heavy metals in their ingredient list.
- Paints containing polyurethane, formaldehyde, ammonia, acetone, fungicides, and biocides are toxic for pets.
- If you only have to paint a room or two, you can always send your pet to a pet-care center. Or you can ask anyone to look after them for a few days.
- Keep your pets outside for at least 24-48 hours after doing the paint job.
- If you have a backyard, it is good to keep them in shade or kennel with food and water over there so they won’t get affected by paint/varnish fumes.
How can Paint Harm Your Pets?
Almost all animals are allergic to paint; the fumes from them affect them and are equally dangerous as they are to humans.
If you have recently repainted your home and your pet is showing the following symptoms, then take them to the veterinarian immediately:
- Upset stomach
- Lack of coordination
- Extreme diarrhea
- Loss of hair
- Difficulty in breathing
- Eye and ear irritation
Professional and Caring Painters to the Rescue
If you decide to paint your home and are confused about how to protect your pets from the danger of fumes and other toxins, better to contact a professional painter than take risks with your furry friends. Experienced painting contractors in Vancouver will help you select the correct type of paint with minor toxins and suggest ways to look after your pets while the job is being done.
At Budget and Save Painters, we provide the best service all over Vancouver. Our painters are well-trained and experienced in handling all types of projects. We believe in delivering high-quality results and assistance to all of our customers.