I was recently emergency hospitalized when I couldn't breathe because of what began as a bad cold. Not surprisingly, after being a life long smoker, I was diagnosed with COPD/acute bronchitis. Needless to say an oxygen saturation count of 84 was enough for me to finally give up those ciggies for good, but it also has made me think about the effects my unhealthy habit has had on others in my life :-(
Thankfully, I have not smoked inside my home for over a decade and this new alert from the ASPCA makes me even more thankful for that, because my seven year old indoor Rachel The Cat had serious lung problems already when I rescued her as a kitten.
By Deeli from Richland, WA