Paint Fumes: Not Safe For Pets

There are many short and long-term health conditions paint can cause to humans and pets!

Nausea, Dizziness and Headaches 

Some of the most common short-term reactions to extended paint exposure include headaches, dizziness, and nausea. 

Respiratory Issues 

Inhaling paint fumes can be an irritant to your and your pet’s respiratory system, causing breathing difficulties, wheezing, and sinus infections. 

Eye Irritation 

Paint fumes can irritate the eyes of humans and pets as they emit formaldehyde, xylene, and acetone. Direct contact with the eyes can lead to permanent damage if not washed off immediately, resulting in blindness. 

Skin Inflammation 

Direct contact with paint and paint thinners can result in skin irritation or contact dermatitis, which typically manifests as redness, a burning sensation, rashes, blistered and peeling skin, and/ or itchiness. 


Research reveals that the VOCs in paint, like propylene glycol, can trigger asthma, especially in children. Asthmatic children have a 10-fold risk of experiencing an attack due to paint exposure. 


Paint is perhaps a lesser-known cause of cancer compared to other more prominent reasons like smoking. 

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