If you have outdoor pets, especially cats, wildlife interference is something to seriously consider. Cats are more prone to animal confrontations since they can jump and climb onto structures that dogs and other pets cannot reach. As a result, cats are often at the forefront of risky wild animal interloping. If you have noticed raccoons around your property in the dusk or dawn hours, it is strongly recommended to keep your cats indoors overnight. If your cats use a pet door that allows them to come and go as they please, be sure to lock it at night so they cannot exit the home.
Continue reading to learn more about the dangers of raccoon and cat conflicts, including various safety and prevention tips.
Raccoons have long, sharp teeth and claws. These features alone make them a danger to both people and pets. Furthermore, raccoons are known carriers of several infectious diseases, viruses, parasites, and more; some of which are fatal, like Rabies. When it comes to cats, unfortunately they are common victims of raccoon attacks since they can climb, jump, and claw much like a raccoon. Cats often find themselves face to face with a raccoon on top of roofs, in trees, around dumpsters, and more. And since both species are naturally aggressive and territorial, fights to occur.
What To Do
If your cat is every attacked by a raccoon, take it to the emergency vet clinic immediately. They will provide all the necessary testing and treatment needed for open wounds and potential viral transmissions. Otherwise, be sure to have your pets properly vaccinated on an annual basis to keep them protected from dangerous diseases and viruses. See our blog, “What You Need to Know About Rabies Vaccinations” to learn more.
Pet vaccinations are just the first step to preventing raccoon conflicts with your pet. In order to truly keep your loved ones and your property protected, you must get rid of the raccoons. There are several things you can do on your own to help reduce raccoon activity around your property. Read our blog, “How to Keep Raccoons Away From Your House” for some helpful DIY tips. However, the most effective solution is to contact a licensed Louisville raccoon removal and control company for safe and humane assistance you can trust. They will implement safe and effective strategies to keep raccoons from returning and posing a threat.
Louisville Raccoon Control
If you are experiencing raccoon problems, let us help. We offer 24 hour raccoon removal, as well as, raccoon proofing and prevention, minor restorations for raccoon damages, raccoon cleanup, and much more. We are DNR licensed and insured, and provide both residential and commercial raccoon control services in Louisville, Kentucky and throughout its surrounding areas. Call us directly at 502-553-7622 to request a free estimate or advice, today.