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Passive smoking is well documented in people, in particular in the case of children, but relatively little is known about the effects on pets. In a study funded by the Petsavers charity, Clare Knottenbelt, professor of small animal medicine and oncology at the University of Glasgow, has been looking at the effects on animals and, at a briefing held at the BSAVA's congress in Birmingham on April 5, she presented some of her findings.
In her study, Professor Knottenbelt took hair samples from three groups of dogs: those that lived in houses where people smoked; those that lived in non-smoking households; and those that …
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