Scientist measures nicotine levels on pets' fur

10/24/2011 | BBC

University of Glasgow Small Animal Hospital researcher Clare Knottenbelt is using nicotine levels on pets' fur to determine the levels of nicotine they are exposed to when their owners smoke. Secondhand smoke has been linked to lymphoma and oral cancer in cats while it puts dogs at risk for lung, sinus and nasal cancer. "The best way of avoiding damage to your pet's health is to not smoke around them -- or better still, to give up," Knottenbelt said.

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