Secondhand Smoke and Your Cat

The dangers of secondhand smoke to humans are well known but have you thought about the risks to your cat? Indoor cats are exposed to secondhand smoke all day and all night if they live in a home where smoking is allowed. She gets further exposure through contact where tobacco toxins have settled on the surfaces in your home. And she may ingest these toxins as she grooms herself or companion cats. Thus the best thing for your cat is to keep a smoke-free home. If this is impossible, air out your home often to dilute the toxins she is exposed to. Open windows and doors but ensure that your cat cannot escape from your home. Wash all surfaces with soap and water especially cloth item such as the sofa and her bed. Empty ashtrays promptly so your cat doesn’t chew on or play with butts. Contact your vets Bourne, MA to learn more.


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