Last Updated on: August 11, 2022 by Ingrid King
Environmental toxins are ever present in our homes, from the chemicals used in rugs and furniture to fire retardants and air fresheners. The effects of all these chemicals on human health have been well documented: researchers have identified nearly 800 chemicals that are of concern. These same toxins also affect our cats.
Symptoms caused by environmental toxin exposure may include sneezing, coughing and runny eyes as well as skin reactions. PCBs in flame retardants in furniture have been linked to feline hyperthyroidism.
In a recent article in Animal Wellness Magazine, integrative veterinarian Nancy Scanlan DVM, CVA took a close look at how environmental toxins affect cats and what you can do to minimize toxins in the home and improve your cat’s health.
Click here to read Environmental Toxins in the Home – How to Help Your Cat Breathe Easier.
Air purifiers are a great way to reduce the toxic load in your home. We love the entire line of Okaysou’s air purifiers – we have one in every room.
Ingrid King is an award-winning author, former veterinary hospital manager, and veterinary journalist who is passionate about cats.