Fragrance-Free Day Increases Awareness of Potential Pet Health Risks

 |  Aug 12th 2010  |   3 Contributions


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If you don't live in a fragrance free home (cat pee doesn't count for purposes of this discussion), your cat's health may be at risk. Animals have faster metabolisms and smaller lungs than humans, so not only are they processing harmful chemicals used in the home more quickly, they are also breathing them in at a faster rate, said Dr Carol Osborn, DVM. Because animals are closer to the ground, they are more often in direct contact with these harmful substances making Fragrance Free Day of special importance for pet owners everywhere.

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Pets also have a much greater sensitivity to smells, so if you're bowled over by your floor cleaner, it's exponentially worse for your cat or dog.

To increase awareness of the possible health risks of chemical fragrances to you, your pets and your family, SeaYu Enterprises has declared August 13th "Fragrance-Free Day."

Dr. Osborne explains, Because animals are closer to the ground, they are more often in direct contact with these harmful substances making Fragrance Free Day of special importance for pet owners everywhere.

SeaVu is hosting a live Q&A on Twitter with Dr Osborn who is a veterinarian holistic pet health expert. If you have questions about the safety of products youre using, you can Tweet them with the hashtag #fragrancefreeday today (8/13) from 12:00 PM 1:00 PM EST and have your question answered by one of the experts through SeaYus Twitter account (http://www.twitter.com/seayu).

At this social media event, consumers are asked to tell the world via their social networks that theyll go fragrance free for one day. This awareness campaign comes at a time when, according a recent report by ABC News, Congress and the cosmetics industry are both calling for tighter regulation of the chemicals used in cosmetics and other personal care products due to concerns over possible carcinogens and other toxic ingredients.

Fragrance Free Day gives concerned consumers a chance to help spread awareness of the dangers associated with fragrance/chemicals in personal care and household cleaning products by pledging to go fragrance free via their social networks, said Quincy Yu, CEO of SeaYu Enterprises. We encourage everyone to help the world breathe easier by pledging not to use any fragrance products for one full day.

If your cat suffers from asthma or other respiratory problems, the household products you use could be the culprit. This is your chance to ask the experts how the products you use affect your cat (and you!).

Click here for more info and check out the Fragrance Free Day event page on Facebook.

About SeaYu
At SeaYu Enterprises, we love animals and we care about the world we live in. Thats why weve carefully developed the safest, most effective, pet cleanup system youll find anywhere. Clean+Green eco-friendly aerosol pet odor and stain removers deliver instant results in a non-toxic, eco-friendly solution. Based in San Francisco, SeaYu was founded 2002 by two fun-loving dog owners one a former high-tech executive who is passionate about pets and cleaning her house, and the other a former apparel marketing executive who loves animals as much as he loves the planet. For more information, visit http://www.odorandstainremover.com.

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