Protect dogs against passive smoking…
With the rising lung cancer deaths among non-smokers it has been rightfully established that passive smoking is as dangerous as active smoking. We can still avoid passive smoking if we want to but what about our canine friends? Do you know that the stale vapors from cigarettes can predispose our buddies to lung cancer? The risk increases manifold if there is more than one smoker in the family.
The fumes have a detrimental effect on canine blood vessels and this is the reason why their eyes look sore after prolonged or repeated bouts of passive smoking. The toxic smoke can also affect their ears.
Although passive smoking can harm any breed, ones with long noses like greyhounds are more susceptible to cancer. The poisonous fumes can also result in other life threatening conditions like repeated coughing and spluttering. Smoke can trigger allergies in our pets by irritating their esophagus.
Nothing matters more than our pets’ well being. So, if you still haven’t given up on smoking it’s high time that you kick the butt because it’s our responsibility to make the earth a better place to live in.
If you wish to know more about canine pulmonary tumors you can refer to our cancer library.