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Does Your Pet Suffer From Respiratory Disorders?

Does Your Pet Suffer From Respiratory Disorders?

One of the reasons could be the air they breathe!

Pollution is not just affecting us but our pets too. The air that our pets breathe is as important as the food they eat. In urban areas, pets can be affected by exhaust fumes, smog, and polluted air, while those in rural areas may be exposed to pesticides. Pollution and chemicals can cause our pets to become unwell and potentially age more quickly.

An animal’s lungs are sensitive to smoke from industrial waste, vehicle emissions, bursting crackers, and crop burning. In some cities, the toxins in the air have been declared unsafe even for humans. This continual exposure has resulted in a rise of not just respiratory illnesses for humans but for cats and dogs as well. Veterinarians report a higher number of pollution related respiratory disorders like asthma, nose bleeds, throat irritation, seizures, increased vision sensitivity, and bronchitis.

How Can You Safeguard Your Pet from Respiratory Disorders?

  • Prevent your pet from being around passive smokers. Your pet’s lungs could already be suffering from the pollution, and the additional burden of ear, nose, and throat infections could make matters worse.

  • Even if you don’t have a green thumb, do get indoor plants like areca palm, anthurium, money plant, spider plant, golden pothos, bamboo, and Boston fern, as these plants are natural air purifiers that are safe for humans and pets.

  • Do use air purifiers or air conditioners, and keep doors and windows locked, especially in cities where the air has been declared polluted.

  • When your pet shows signs of respiratory distress, begin an herbal wellness treatment to give him long-term protection.

  • Check the air quality in your area online at (http://aqicn.org/map/india/) and opt for indoor exercise sessions for your pet rather than walking outside when required.

  • Take your pet for a walk to parks in a lower traffic area to minimize exposure to pollution. A park with some green cover in a less polluted area is better than keeping your pet indoors.

  • Try using natural preparations for cleaning your home like white vinegar, baking soda, and essential oils, rather than conventional chemical solvents.

If you love your pet as much as the next breath of air, be sure that the air around you both is safe to breathe in!