Pets living in households where someone smokes are at greater risk of health problems.
According to research, pets are at a greater risk from passive smoke than humans because they spend more time inside the home and they’re closer to carpets & bedding where carcinogens can linger.
Animals exposed to secondhand smoke can go on to develop a host of health problems including cancer, cell damage and weight gain.
The study also found cats are particularly at risk from second-hand smoke. This could be due to cats’ extensive self-grooming, which increases the amount of smoke taken into the body.