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Give Up Smoking To Give Your Pets Some Fresh Air | March 31, 2008

A commenter named Moi directed us to the pet care section on gomestic.com.  One post in particular, by Dr Kristie Leong, caught our attention.  We have had plenty of friends in the past who loved their pets dearly, but lit up a smoke regularly.  It should be no surprise that second-hand smoke is dangerous to pets.  There is a long list of harmful side effects in humans – why wouldn’t pets face similar risks?

If you haven’t made the decision to give up smoking for your own health, Do it for your pets.  You may be harming your companion animals every time you take a drag of a cigarette or cigar.  You give them healthy food, clean water, brush their teeth and take them to the vet regularly.  Why pollute the air they breath with toxins?  It just doesn’t make sense. 

For more info, check out the links below…

http://www.gomestic.com/Pets/Can-Smoking-Increase-Your-Dogs-Risk-of-Cancer.96085

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/156/3/268

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/309/6959/960/c

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1 Comment »

  1. If people really care about any creature with lungs they shouldn’t let anyone smoke around them.

    Comment by Pete — April 1, 2008 @ 10:25 pm


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Hello - we are Jenny and Ryan, a couple living in Brooklyn, New York. We are both busy with school and work but try to take time to do something every day to make the world a better place for animals. Occasionally we may link to outside websites for additional resources, but we do not necessarily endorse all policies of these organizations. Despite the title of our blog, the focus is not only on walruses. So what's with the title? We named this blog after our cat, Wally, aka The Walrus. We are the proud parents of two cats (Wally and Tito) and one dog (Luigi).

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