Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Second-hand smoke gives cats cancer
A study by researchers at Tufts Veterinary School’s Foster Hospital showed that cats living in homes where humans smoked at least a packet of cigarettes a day had more than three times the risk of developing lymphoma than cats in nonsmoking houses. Cats living with one household smoker had almost twice the risk, while cats living with two or more smokers in a household had nearly four times the risk of developing lymphoma cancer. The study was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology and picked up on the "Why Does My Pet...?" blog.