Vaping and Pets Don’t Mix
As vaping continues to skyrocket, so do concerns about adverse health effects.
Initially seen as a healthy substitute for smoking cigarettes, e-cigarettes are coming under increasing scrutiny for potential health hazards that may exceed the dangers of traditional cigarettes. E-cigarettes can contain harmful and potentially harmful ingredients that include:
• Ultrafine particles that can be inhaled deep into the lungs
• Falvorants such as diacetyl, a chemical linked to serious lung disease
• Heavy metals, such as nickel, tin and lead
Regular e-cigarette cartridges contain high levels of liquid nicotine.
If dogs get into these cartridges, they can develop signs of nicotine poisoning.
These include; vomiting, agitation and high heart rates.
So please keep vaping supplies away from pets.
Reference: Tony Reynolds, American Animal Hospital Association publications, 24/10/2019