CAN'T BE WITH YOUR ANIMALS? Worried about them worrying about you? If you have the good fortune to visit your dis-placed animals OR HELP STRANGERS' ANIMALS - leaving them again can be traumatic! Here is GREAT advice and promise it'll work wonders: TELL THEM THE TRUTH! Tell them where you are going and when you will return. Use your normal voice, turn, and leave. Don't linger, don't whine! *)
If they will NOT chew or eat this idea = take a hand towel and gently rub your face, neck, or arms and place this "SCENTED" towel along with them in car, crate, kennel or trailer - Horses appreciate this too.
Ash and soot will be in the air for weeks to come, so even if you 'escaped' this fire, the damage could show up later:
- Difficulty breathing
- Squinting and/or watery eyes
- Confusion and/or lack of coordination
- Excess drooling, licking, or foaming at the mouth.
DON'T TAKE CHANCES WITH EXPOSURE TO POLLUTED AIR... Potty Dogs Indoors! Put dirt, sand, sod in a lined box, wading pool, or slice open several trash bags and sprinkle some dirt, sand, shavings, or lay out newspaper and use. When business is concluded - roll up and discard.
Eyewash for crusty or watery eyes: Warm, diluted Chamomile tea. Gently use fresh compresses slowly holding over the closed eyes - not rubbing! Of course, always check with your vet for advise!