29 Sep '15, 3pm

How the haze affects animals

How the haze affects animals

SINGAPORE: Animals are known to be sensitive to weather changes. With the haze situation in Singapore worsening recently, it is no surprise that there has been an increase in the number of pets needing medical attention. The Animal Recovery Centre said it has seen a 20 per cent increase in pets coming in with eye irritation problems and a 30 per cent increase in those with respiratory problems. The centre, which treats mainly cats and dogs, said dogs are generally more affected, as they spend more time outdoors. Said Dr Cheryl Tay, director of medicine at the Animal Recovery Veterinary Referral Centre: "Recently, we had about four, five dogs come in just for coughing after a walk. I think a lot of the dogs that have short noses or really big eyes, like pugs and shih tzus, have a lot of issues with conjunctivitis-type problems, and also with coughing." Pet owners have also ...

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