Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Effects of Secondhand Smoke on Pets

If you need a reason to quit smoking, now there is one more--the health and safety of your pets!  There are an estimated 71 million pet owners in the United States and about one-fifth of those are smokers.  There is growing evidence from recent studies, that animals in the home of smokers are facing more health risks from the secondhand smoke than those in non-smoker homes.  Some examples of the health issues affecting pets:  respiratory problems, nasal and lung cancer in dogs, lymphoma and respiratory problems in cats. Second-hand smoke is especially harmful if you have a cat with asthma. To learn more about how to help your kitty with feline asthma, click here.