Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Common Scents Can Affect Your Pet's Health

Fragrances and the use of scents in products have been growing in popularity.  Candles, household cleaners, air fresheners, and even pet products (such as kitty litter) now have new and improved fragrances.   When it comes to using heavily scented products, it is important to remember that dogs and cats have a much stronger sense of smell than people.  Because of this keen sense of smell, pets can become overwhelmed and ill from heavily scented items.  Signs of toxicity may include: nausea, loss of appetite, lethargy, seizure or even liver failure. Pets that have asthma or other respiratory issues may have a stronger reaction to smells and it can trigger an attack.  Use caution when using any essential oils or heavily scented products near your pet and if unsure, please ask your vet.