Instituut voor Studie van Schimmel in Menselijke Woningen

Institut pour l'Etude de Moisissure Fongique dans Habitations Humaines

Forschung Institute für Schimmelpilze in Innenräumen


for the study of


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and the Novel Use of Dogs for Mold Inspection  

Just what did the "mold dog" say?


Dog said:    "Please don't expose me to toxic mold spores"

We Do Not Use Mold Dogs and Neither Should You

Medical mycologists will tell you that animals  are no less susceptible to the threat of toxic mold  (Cats, dogs, horses,birds and rabbits )  than humans. The attempt to use mold dogs for sniffing out mold is dangerous to animals and must be discouraged. It is not funny, it is not cute and not to be promoted.  At NJMI we do not use animals to do the scientific investigative or research work required -  There is no reason to do so.  There is no reason to do so. We only used degreed, certified, experienced and trained scientists to do this type of work. Dogs can not speciate, quantify or qualify the mold presence.   It is commonly known that  mold inspectors and investigators can and at times develop serious respiratory disease and illness. This  happens with the improper use of  personal protection equipment (PPE). These diseases  at times  can result in death. We humans can go to a doctor for checkup and when we feel ill we can express it to our physician. Our beloved animal friends dogs, cats, horses and all others  have not been so gifted to speak for themselves and rely upon us to care for them. This is furthermore complicated as these animals instinctively conceal injury and illness to avoid being seen as weak victims for predators as a survival technique.  By the time the mold infection  becomes fully evident with a pet that has observable symptoms the infection has spread, is severely systemic and beyond treatment. We need not say more than our pets at home are no less susceptible to fungal mold eye infections, ringworm, respiratory disease, kidney, and other mold fungal infections caused by  Microsporium Canis, Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus terrus  and other pathogenic mold. Medical mycologists will tell you that after a major exposure to allergenic/toxic mold the immune system developes allergic sensitivity and becomes impaired against resisting the effects of opportunistic and pathogenic fungal mold related infections.
Microsporium Canis 
 Infection of Cat      
Mold and Fungal Infections by  Microsporium Canis <
 Dog  Use  is  not  
  necessary   Microsporium Canis 
   Infection   of   Cat 
From"Medical and Veterinary Mycology" "2nd by Drs. R. VanBreuseghem, CH. De Vroey and M. Takashio"

 Canis            Infection of Horse    

Under analysis Microsporium Canis  conidia are  compared  to Fusarium Sp. macroconidia.

 macroconidia of Microsporium Canis



Avian respiratory  mold infection by Aspergillus  fumigatus,   a common specie that is also known to infect  humans. Aspergillus flavus is the source for aflatoxin one of the most human toxic mycotic metabolites known to man and recognized by the FDA as such.  Dog's seizures due to toxic mold Aspergillus sp.! See articles below:

Canine and Feline Aspergillosis 

Veterinary Mycology Photo  Links Below

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Related Article and sites in the Interest of Humane Treatment of Animals
Mold Sniffing Dogs:  A Hoax?
Article: Dog Fancy Magazine
EPA Report on Use of Mold Dogs