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Has My Pet Been Harmed By A Pest?

One of our main goals at Shumaker Animal Control is to protect all parts of the family, including both humans and pets. We know how much pets mean to a family, which is why we take extra precautions to keep them safe.

Was your pet harmed by pests? If you have pets either inside or outside your house, they can prove dangerous to pets. If you believe your pet has been harmed by pest interacted with a pest, keep an eye out for these worrisome signs.

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Shaking muscles and weakness

If you allow your pets to roam around outside, pay special attention to these symptoms. Snakes like to hide in small spaces, away from humans and other animals.

If your pet senses another animal on the property, they might go searching for it. Snakes are hostile creatures so if they feel threatened they might lash out and bite your curious pet.

If your pet is suffering from shaking muscles or weakness, they might have suffered a snake bite. You can confirm this by visually analyzing your pet for puncture wounds or fang marks. These puncture marks might also be characterized by swelling and bruising.

Snake bites can be extremely dangerous, and even deadly, so it is best to visit a veterinarian as soon as possible.

Difficulty breathing

It is a tale as old as time – the feud between cat and mouse. Unfortunately for cats, and other pets, mice and other rodents can carry a variety of bacteria and parasites.

A major side effect of these diseases is difficulty breathing. Pet owners can identify breathing problems by looking for a few signs, such as nostrils flaring, belly moving, noisy breathing, and a rapid breathing rate.

Loss of appetite and reduced energy

Bats are known to be one of the most disease-ridden pests, with the ability to carry dozens of diseases. One of the most common diseases found in bats is rabies.

If your pet is bitten or wounded by a bat, there is a likelihood of your pet contracting rabies even if they are vaccinated.

The most notable signs of rabies include loss of appetite and reduced energy. The overall lethargic symptoms can take anywhere from ten days to a few months to appear.

Have A Pest Problem? Call the Experts at Shumaker Animal Control

Was your pet harmed by pests? If you think you have a pest problem on your property, call the experts at Shumaker Animal Control to deal with the problem for you. Our experienced team will take care of the problem in a timely manner, ensuring that your home and pets are not in any danger.

At Shumaker Animal Control, we are a family-owned business who cares about the safety of you and your family but also about the well-being of the animals themselves. All of our trapping and control methods are humane, as we never try to hurt the angry or scared animal.

Call us at 443-854-8072, visit our website or fill out our contact form for more information.

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