Your smoke bad for pets

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PET OWN­ERS have not yet got the mes­sage that their dogs and cats can get can­cer from their sec­ond-hand smoke, ac­cord­ing to Bri­tish TV vet Pro­fes­sor Noel Fitz­patrick.

Fitz­patrick, who fea­tures in Chan­nel 4 se­ries The Su­per­vet, said the smoke could give dogs can­cer in their noses and cats in their in­testines “be­cause they lick you”.

Warn­ings, he said, did not seem to sink in un­til own­ers saw the prob­lems “in real life” on tele­vi­sion.

Fitz­patrick, who is known for de­sign­ing bionic limbs for in­jured dogs and cats, was giv­ing a lec­ture at the Hay Fes­ti­val in Wales.

A Univer­sity of Glas­gow study showed pets were at greater risk from pas­sive smok­ing than hu­mans be­cause they spent more time in the home. – Daily Mail

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