Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard cub (7 mos old) - Cape May County Zoo

Friday, January 13, 2012

Your Bad Habits CAN Affect Your Pets

Smoking has been shown to affect the health of our pets. This column briefly discusses what veterinarians have known for years about cats living in the homes of smokers. When you think about it, it is common sense. If second hand smoke is bad for me, why wouldn't it be bad for Fluffy or Fido? They breath it in and they ingest the smoke that falls on their coats. This very same smoke we all know is full of carcinogens.

I have discussed this with pet owners before - especially cat owners. This is mainly because of the studies that back up the claim - the increased incidence of lymphoma being one of the most well known issues.  It may be the incentive they need to quit smoking as so many people take better care of their pets than they do themselves! 

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