Why is my cat wheezing?

Siamese cat wheezing. Siamese are predisposed to this condition.

Here are some reasons why your cat is wheezing. I would not normally write about medical issues because the veterinarian’s websites are tailored exactly for that sort of article but I have good reference books and therefore, despite not being medically qualified I can, I feel, provide a reasonable answer and some pointers. In …

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Does passive smoking affect cats?

Passive smoking pets can develop cancer

I am surprised that people use Google search to ask whether passive smoking affects domestic cats. Surely, it is obvious that it does or at least increases the risk of getting cancer. Why should domestic cats be excluded from passive smoking when we know full well that humans are affected by passive smoking? Arguably, …

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68% of smokers say that if their cat became ill through passive smoking they might stop

Third-hand cigarette smoke and cat health

Most smokers (78%) know that their habit could harm their cats. Both this finding and the one in the title are disturbing because they mean that cat owners who smoke are willing to harm their cat for the sake of maintaining their habit. The pet insurer MORE TH>N carried out a survey on smokers …

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Stoves, heaters, fireplaces, chimneys, candles, cigarettes, kerosene heaters can harm your cat

Cat by fireplace

The things mentioned in the title are potential sources of fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) and a study in Taiwan found that high concentrations of these particles ‘was significantly associated with respiratory disease in cats, suggesting potentially harmful effects of indoor air pollutants on feline patients’. The classic image of a cat enjoying the …

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Cats are at risk too if smoking at home causes children to acquire lung disease as adults

Cat passive smoking is bad for a cat's health

You may have read about it: an American study which recommends that smoking should be banned in the home because it concluded that smokers’ children are a third more likely to die from lung disease when they grow up. It is the first study to find this link. America banned smoking in social housing …

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