It is well known that Smoking harms our health and the health of those around us. But how many know that Smoking also harms the health of our Pets?
Inhalation of air containing products of Smoking are called secondhand smoke. Hand smoke of Smoking products enter the body from two sources — from the air exhaled by the smoker, and from products of combustion of a cigarette, pipe or cigar. Tobacco smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals, including carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and arsenic, as well as nicotine, tar and carcinogens — substances that cause cancer.
Our Pets are passive smokers not only because they directly inhale the smoke, but also because they lick up the toxic substances deposited on their fur from contaminated air. Moreover, each of these substances may increase the risk of cancer. In addition, there is a danger that the animal will accidentally eat items that contain nicotine — a cigarette or cigarette butt, picked up at home or while walking, on the side of the road. Nicotine is also often used as an insecticide!
Below we consider the dangerous consequences that can result from passive Smoking different types of Pets, as well as the methods by which you can protect the health of their Pets. Continue reading
This post is not intended to scare crisologo lovers. However, the information contained in a note deserves attention, as it proves once again the potential of Contracting dangerous diseases from Pets, in particular from fancy rats. The chance of catching something nasty from decorative rats is small, but it is not zero! But if to imagine that at least half of the hosts kiss and smooch with their Pets, the likelihood of unpleasant consequences increases significantly. The added value of this information is because of documented medical personnel.
I wrote that after any contact with pet and its cage, in-game items, equipment, etc. should be thoroughly washed hands. A number of specific diseases transmitted rodents, as it turned out, not only through bites, but under normal domestic contact with the pet.
Medical journal of Australia in February 2012 described a case of infection women Streptobacillus in Adelaide (Australia), after she had close contact (hugging, kissing) with your pet rats. Continue reading
Metropolitan veterinary doctors warn that owners of reptiles need to be alert. Pets lizards, turtles and snakes can be perfectly healthy but be carriers of the deadly human Salmonella. Victims of Salmonella most likely to be children under 4 years of age, patients with goiter, and people with immunodeficiency syndrome.
In 2011, the bacteriological Department of Gorvetlaboratoriyu animals tested for Salmonella . Experts took a sample of the biomaterial 2224 mammals. In 31 sample veterinary doctors have found dangerous bacteria. The rare serotypes of Salmonella found in 19 of them. They belonged to a reptile.
So as not to endanger yourself, vets are advised to follow all the rules of hygiene after contact with reptiles . Even healthy Pets should be treated as potential carriers of Salmonella. After each touch of them, and after cleaning of the terrarium should wash their hands with soap and water. Owners of snakes, lizards and turtles need to remember that adverse conditions only increase the number of carriers of Salmonella. Continue reading