Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Secondhand smoke kills pets too
If you smoke, please refrain from smoking around your pets. Secondhand smoke can cause the same respiratory effects in dogs as it does in people, and they may develop life-threatening nasal and lung cancers.
Nicotine is also highly toxic if ingested, so keep all tobacco products out of reach. If a dog accidentally eats any tobacco product, they run the risk of collapse, coma and possibly death. If your guests smoke, be sure to point them outside and have an ashtray for disposal on hand.
For more information about protecting the health of your furry friend, please visit the ASPCA’s Guide to Pet Care.