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        Air Pollution Dog Blog — protective gear for dogs

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

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

        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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        How Does Wildfire Smoke Impact a Dog's Health?

        How Does Wildfire Smoke Impact a Dog's Health?
        Wildfires in the western United States this year have already proved to be massive and stunning. Wildfires burning across California, Oregon, Colorado, and Washington are producing soot, ash, and smoke filling the air amid searing heat. Thick clouds of ash particles are wafting over cities and rural areas turning the Bay Areas’ sky orange? The tiny particles that comprise smoke are scattering the longer light wavelengths of reds and oranges to overwhelm the shorter wavelengths of blue, dimming the...

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        Five Habits That Are Bad For Your Dog's Health

        Five Habits That Are Bad For Your Dog's Health

        When it comes to our dogs, there isn’t much we won’t do for them. We let them sleep in our bed, we post pictures of them on social media, and we take them with us wherever we go. Unfortunately, sometimes there are things we do (or neglect to do) that could be hurting our furry friends. In today’s post from K9 Mask®, we want to discuss some of the things you may be doing that could be harming your dog’s health. With a few simple changes, you can help your fur baby live a long and happy life.

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        Five Ways the K9 Mask® For Dogs Helps Keep Your Dog Safe

        Five Ways the K9 Mask® For Dogs Helps Keep Your Dog Safe

        Dogs truly are a man’s best friend. If you have a canine companion then you know they are always happy to see you, there for you when you’re feeling down, and always willing to protect you — no matter how big (or small) the threat. With a friend this loyal, it’s only natural you want to ensure they live a long and happy life.

        Unfortunately, air pollution is all around us — dust, smog, and smoke are creating problems for us and our furry friends. Maybe you have never thought about air pollution affecting your dog, but they breathe the same air we do. When you have a hard time breathing, or find yourself coughing and sneezing more than usual, your dog is...read more.

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