Safe carpets for pets and babies

Kim Carvalho, DVM Veterinarian, shares advice for parents on the importance of choosing a carpet and carpet cleaning products that are safe for your kids and pets
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Safe carpets for pets and babies

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Carpets can be safe for both animals and for humans. We do know, from studies, that carpets are made from over 1,000 chemicals and that new carpet smell, is one of the toxins. These toxins can cause neurologic problems, immune problems, and respiratory problems. If you can do without carpet, try not to have it. If you do have carpet, make sure you use products that are safe for your children and your pets. Make sure that you hire companies that use safe products and be sure that your pet is free of external parasites, so they do not cause infestation in your home.

Kim Carvalho, DVM Veterinarian, shares advice for parents on the importance of choosing a carpet and carpet cleaning products that are safe for your kids and pets

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Kim Carvalho, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Kimberly Carvalho attended the University of California at Davis for her undergraduate studies, then went on to graduate from Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. She completed a small animal medicine and surgical internship at California Animal Hospital in 1993 and went on to become a partner at Brentwood Animal Hospital in West Los Angeles. Dr. Carvalho became a Board-Certified Diplomat of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in 2002 and is a Clinical Associate Professor at Western University's College of Veterinary Medicine in Pomona, California.

Dr. Carvalho has served on the Medical Advisory Board of PetDrx Corporation, is currently serving as a member of the Medical Advisory Board of Veterinary Centers of America (VCA corporation), and donates a lot of her time and resources to the Friends of Animals Foundation. She also currently serves on the board of The John Thomas Dye School Parent's Association.

Dr. Carvalho is a native of Hawaii and resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two children. When not working in the office or at her children's schools, she enjoys the outdoors, traveling and golfing.

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