Secondhand Smoke and Your Cat

The hazards of secondhand smoke are well known in humans but cats are at similar risks. Your indoor cat can’t get away from the smoke and will be exposed all day and all night. Surfaces in your home will be coated with toxins that your cat will absorb when she comes into contact with them including your sofa, the rug, and even your cat’s bed. And your cat will ingest toxins as she grooms herself or a companion cat. Thus the best situation for your cat is a smoke-free environment. If this is impossible, air out your home often to reduce the levels of toxic smoke your cat can breathe in. Wash all surfaces that your cat walks on or lies down on especially cloth items. Empty all ashtrays promptly so your cat doesn’t play with cigarette butts or eat them. Contact your vets Michigan City, IN to learn more.


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