Tips and resources veterinarians and pet owners should know regarding air quality for their pets
Pet Honesty pet health experts came together to offer insight to its community of pet parents on maintaining their pet's health and safety regarding allergy, immunity, respiratory, and overall health support as allergen and air pollution forecasts increase as a result of the Canadian wildfires. Additionally, the brand donated Allergy Support supplements valued at $20,000 to pet organizations in need of nutrient-dense products in the US Northeast region.1
"Veterinarian organizations had already been bracing vet practitioners for an intense 2023 allergy season, and now the wildfires are beginning to exacerbate environmental allergen and pollen counts in affected areas," said Victoria Carmella, DVM, FFCP, a veterinarian advisor to Pet Honesty and veterinary clinician in the Northeast, in a company release.1 "What is important to keep in mind is that outdoor air quality impacts indoor air quality for all family members, including your pets."
Pet Honesty outlined the following tips and resources1:
"When air pollutants are high, we'll see pets that typically do not suffer from allergies begin to show symptoms such as itchy skin, watery eyes, wheezing, sneezing, excessive scratching or paw licking," added Carmella. "Just like humans, pets are vulnerable to new allergens when the air quality is compromised."1
Pet Honesty's team of pet health experts advise on growing interests in dog and cat seasonal allergies amid air quality threats. News release. Pet Honesty. June 8, 2023. Accessed June 9, 2023. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pet-honestys-team-of-pet-health-experts-advise-on-growing-interests-in-dog-and-cat-seasonal-allergies-amid-air-quality-threats-301846797.html