How second hand smoke affects pets?

Second hand smoke can be just as harmful to pets as it is to people. Research has shown that exposure to tobacco smoke causes a lot of health problems for fur babies. Cats are susceptible because of their grooming habits, the chemicals fall in your cats fur. So Mr. Kitty is literally licking cancer causing agents. A dog’s natural good sense of smell mixed with  tobacco smoke will only lead to lung or nose cancer but that’s not all.


  • Eating cigarette or cigar butts
  • By drinking water that has a cigarette butt or ashes in it
  • Inhaling second hand smoke
  • By eating nicotine patch or gum


Health conditions

  • Breathing problems (asthma)
  • Salvation
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Cardiac abnormalities
  • Respiratory difficulties and respiratory paralysis
  • Feline lymphoma in cats
  • Lung cancer in dogs
  • Nasal cancer in dogs
  • Death: from 1-5 cigarettes and from 1/3-1 cigar can be fatal if ingested.


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