Did you know that your pets can be affected by second hand smoke? Researchers have found that pets that are exposed to smoke in their homes risks cell damage, weight gain and an increase risk for certain cancers. Research shows that dogs will take in a significant amount of smoke when living with parents who smoke, but cats seem to be affected even more so. There is belief that this is due to the amount of grooming that is done by cats and means that they will increase the amount of smoke taken into their bodies.
Researchers say that the best option to keep your pets safe and healthy is to stop smoking all together.