Monday, August 17, 2015

Pets and Second-Hand Smoke


American Veterinary Medical Association: Stop Smoking – For Your Health and Your Pets’ Health

We have been hearing for years about the dangers of second-hand tobacco smoke. The American Lung Association says in Secondhand Smoke and Asthma that children of smokers are more likely to have asthma, ear infections and bronchitis.

Many smokers tink dey keepin dey chillrun safe by stepping outside to smoke. Sorry, silly monkeys, you brings da smoke in on your clothes and spread it throughout da house.

What we hazznt heard until recently is the effect of second-hand smoke on PETS! According to the American Veterinary Medical Association: Stop Smoking – For Your Health and Your Pets’ Health, second-hand smoke has terrible effects on pets' health.

For instance, dogs wif long snouts gets cancer of da nasal cavities while dogs wif short snouts gets lung cancer.

Cats has da same problems as dogs, of course. Dut dey another factor. We cleans ourselves so we swallows toxins too. According to Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Risk of Malignant Lymphoma in Pet Cats, cats in smoking households two to three times as likely to get malignant lymphoma.

Da lady's mama had lymphoma. She begged da lady to makes dem stop torturing her. Cats can't ask for a DNR. For several weeks you has strangers sticks your sweet kitteh wif needles and infuse dem wif dangerous chemicals dat may only extend life for 4 months to a year. Da kitteh not even know why dis happening! *cries*

Please, if you smoke just STOP. Your pets will likely be healthier and live longer.

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