We all like to think that our home is a safe haven for both our family and our pets. In recent years there have been a lot of environmental skeletons come out of the closet. There have been relentless hours of dedication and nonstop lobbying to stop the destruction that we are placing on this great planet of ours. As a result people have begun to listen and have begun to discover that much of what is happening in the world is not just affecting the planet, but is affecting the health and safety of each and every one of us.
There has been a lot of head way made during the last few years to take a closer look at what we are doing to ourselves. Just what we are exposing our bodies to. Along with this new look on life we have begun to include taking a look at the life of our pets. They are far worse off than us really. At least we ever recognize the physical signs that something may be wrong in our homes. If we begin to develop allergies and experience breathing problems then we are astute enough to start taking a look around the home to see if there is anything there that could be affecting us. Many times there may not even be physical signs that there are something wrong with us and our alert comes from generally not feeling well.
Our pets do not have the luxury of speaking out and telling us they do not feel well. Yet there could be and most likely is at least some environmental dangers without our home that is having some type of adverse effect on their health.
Perhaps you may be thinking that you have taken all the measures you can to provide your pet with a safe environment but there may be more that you can do to ensure this. First step is to begin educating yourself as to what are the potential environmental dangers that may not seem significant to you as a human but could be to your pet. A good example of this could be the many cleaning supplies that you use in your home.
Another issue that has just come to light recently is that many of the items in our home that were purchased before 2004 may have been treated with fire retardant chemicals. It has been discovered that dogs who lie on this type of furniture are showing higher levels of the chemical in their system compared to humans. Now how good can that be for them?