Radon gas doesn’t just affect your human family members. It can also make your pets seriously ill, as well.

Why Radon Gas Can Harm Pets

Pets are more susceptible to the dangers of radon gas than humans are. After all, while you and your kids likely spend hours at work or school, animals remain in the house throughout the day. Radon also often seeps into the home through the basement, which is probably one of your pet’s favorite hangouts.

Radon can cause cancer in pets and humans. And in both cases, you probably won’t notice any symptoms until the disease has become more serious. If the cancer is caught early, however, it can be treatable.

Get Your Home Tested for Radon

High levels of radon gas can be found in homes of all foundation types and levels can begin to rise at any time. To ensure your dog or cat remains healthy, get your house tested for radon gas every two years. If the radon level is greater than 4.0 pCi/L, you can install a radon mitigation system to protect every person and animal in your home.