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    Air Pollution Dog Blog — dog health issues

    Is it Safe for a Dog to Wear an Air Filter Face Mask?

    Should a Dog Wear an Air Filter Face Mask for Air Pollution?

    Many pet owners are asking questions about the safety of a dog wearing an air filter face mask. Can a dog wear an air filter mask? Is it safe? What are the warnings? What are the benefits? These are important questions with increasing air pollution problems from wildfire smoke, desert dust, volcanic ash, red tide, and mold from hurricanes. 

    Do Air Filter Face Masks for Dogs Exist?

    Yes, K9 Mask® launched a Kickstarter campaign in March of 2019 for the first production of an air filter mask for dogs. The campaign was fully funded and the first masks were produced in the summer of 2019. All of this happened before the coronavirus pandemic. K9 Mask® by Good Air Team first saw the need to protect dogs from wildfire smoke in California. After the destruction caused by the Camp and Paradise wildfires in 2018 they knew something had to be done to solve the problem of air pollution affecting pets.

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    2021 Drought Conditions Could Make California Wildfires Worse This Year

    2021 Drought Conditions Could Make California Wildfires Worse This Year

    Severe drought in the West and Southwest regions of the United States have residents worried about the potentially destructive fire season. Already, wildfires have burned around 14,000 acres in California in 2021, which is more than five times the acreage charred by the same time last year.

    It's a worrying trend that has fire officials taking a proactive approach -- from more funding to wildfire prevention to hiring additional crews -- after the state saw its worst fire season ever in 2020.

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    New, Infectious Coronavirus Is Detected In Malaysia – Possibly Coming From Dogs

    New Coronavirus Detected In Patients and the Source May Be Dogs

    No one wants to hear news about a coronavirus. We are tired of it. But, the more we know the better we can try to live. This news comes from Malaysia where scientists have connected a coronavirus in dogs that might be transmitted to humans.

    In the past 20 years, new coronaviruses have emerged from animals with remarkable regularity. In 2002, SARS-CoV jumped from civets into people. Ten years later, MERS emerged from camels. Then in 2019, SARS-CoV-2 began to spread around the world.

    For many scientists, this pattern points to a disturbing trend: Coronavirus outbreaks aren't rare events and will likely occur every decade or so.

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    2021 California Wildfire Season Looks Extreme and Dangerous

    2021 California Wildfire Season Looks Extreme and Dangerous

    In California, raging wildfires seem to appear like clockwork every summer and fall, damaging property, claiming people's lives, and polluting the air we breathe. What was once traditionally the “wet season” is no longer immune from bouts of dangerous fire weather. California’s wildfire season is expanding, and weather changing climate is a leading cause.

    Wildfire Season in California 2021

    This week's unusually early Red Flag Warning is just a sign of things to come, according to California's top emergency and fire officials, who gathered for an event in the East Bay to kick of Wildfire Preparedness Week. With dry warm winds swirling above, California's top fire officials are sending a loud warning, that this upcoming fire season could quickly become the worst on record.

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    Why is California Expecting an Extreme 2021 Wildfire Season?

    Why is California Expecting an Extreme 2021 Wildfire Season?

    As California and the West are falling deeper into drought and, with summer approaching, there is great potential for another severe fire season in 2021.

    As a disappointing wet season comes to a close and hope for spring rain fades, conditions are worse now than they were at this time last year in 2020, with exceptional and extreme drought now found throughout the region.

    In California, that doesn’t bode well, given that last year’s more moderate rainfall deficits, combined with extreme heat waves, ushered in a record-setting fire year. It brought 5 of the 6 largest fires in modern state history, 10,488 destroyed structures and 33 fatalities. Some 4.2 million acres were torched.

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