As summer weather quickly approaches in Frederick County, it’s sometimes easy for us to not forget about the health of our pets and the fact that they are affected by the air quality in our homes as well.
Sadly, poor indoor air quality is one of the top things that adversely affect the health of pets each each year and it’s responsible for lowering the quality of our pet’s lives.
In this article, we will provide you with insight into how poor indoor air quality can affect your pets and a simple thing that you can do to make their lives better.
How Poor Indoor Air Quality Affects Pets
A dog’s sense of smell is 40 times as good as a human’s. If indoor air pollution can harm our noses, just think of what it can do to a nose that much more sensitive than ours! Indeed, indoor air pollution negatively affects pets’ health. Cats that are exposed to cigarette smoke have weaker lungs, for example. Some studies have shown that certain kinds of cleaning products we use at home can cause lung and nasal cancer in dogs. As well as the steps above, to protect your pet try to use gentler, natural cleaning products as well as vacuuming and changing air filters regularly. Check for damp and consider buying a plant to improve air quality.
Pets can be the cause of indoor air pollution but they are victims of it too. As we spend more time indoors, indoor air pollution is becoming a bigger problem for both us and our furry friends, but luckily there are things we can do that help.
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