Effects of Air Pollution on Pets

Special thank you to Teagan for raising awareness of this important issue !!

There are a lot of studies that show how air pollution affects us, humans. But what about our pets?

We know that people exposed to too much air pollution may have a greater risk of developing cardiovascular diseases or respiratory symptoms such as a persistent cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, tightness of chest, and chest pain. At the extreme end, too much air pollution can lead to premature death in at-risk groups such as the elderly, young children, and people with preexisting cardiovascular diseases. Do our pets face the same risks?

Scientists are just beginning to explore the negative effects of air pollution on pets, but most agree that when air quality is poor for humans, it is also poor for pets. Click here for more information.

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