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VAPING AROUND PETS: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Cat yawning.There is a reason your vape gear comes with the inscription: Keep out of reach of children and pets. Like many things we use in the home, vaping could be hazardous to pets. This calls for extreme caution if you love vaping and you have furry friends.

Switching from cigarette to vaping is a step in the right direction. The same way toxins and chemicals in traditional tobacco can harm your pets; you need to be careful of the toxins from e-cigarette as well. A good understanding of the risks involved can help you prevent accidents.

Dogs might find the yummy scent of e-liquid enticing. According to the Animal Poison Control Center, the nicotine content and other ingredients are toxic to your pets.

As a result, you are better off keeping vape smoke away from your pets. This is important for people that love vaping indoors. Avoid vaping in enclosed areas with pets. Dogs and cats, for instance, have a mucous membrane in the mouth and skin. The nicotine and other harmful toxins in the smoke can travel through this channel into their body. The nicotine and other chemicals in the smoke make vaping more dangerous to pets compared to humans. For this reason, observe essential safety precautions when vaping around pets.

EFFECT OF VAPE SMOKE ON PETS

Without a doubt, vape smoke is harmful to pets. However, it is essential to know how your furry friend will react to vape smoke poisoning. Watch out for the following symptoms as an effect of second-hand smokes in dogs:

  • Diarrhea;
  • Excessive drooling;
  • Vomiting;
  • Excessive pulse and heartbeat
  • Mood change
  • Aggressiveness

Should you leave your dog untreated, there could be long term consequences. Sadly, these effects could be devastating. This is possible for people that smoke regularly around their pets. The long term effects are:

  • Seizures;
  • Lethargy (lack of energy and enthusiasm);
  • Muscle weakness;
  • Tremors and shaking;
  • Black-outs;
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Heart Failure from muscle weakness

Vaping around your pets and blowing huge clouds of vapor could start as fun. From the above, however, this comes with severe consequences. Your dog might love the clouds and be happy at the scent you give out, the same way they feel if you get them a treat.

Inhaling too much can result in serious health issues, which will not be a pleasant experience for the dog owner and the dog itself.

IMPORTANT SAFETY TIPS TO GUIDE YOU WHEN VAPING AROUND PETS

Having pets around should not stop you from enjoying your vaping sessions. However, you need to be smart with vaping such that your pets are safe, and everyone is happy afterward. Here are some safety precautions to observe.

Secure all Vaping Gears and Accessories Safely: 

If you have foods your pets are allergic to, chances are you will hide it safely out of reach. This is the same way you should treat your vaping accessories like vape atomizer, cheap vape juice, vape mods, batteries, etc.

  • Make sure your pet cannot have access to the gears behind your back. Keep all vape gears safely locked up.
  • Dispose of used batteries safely as pets could chew them, which can expose them to poison, causing burns.
  • If you store anything within reach of your pets, make sure to clean it thoroughly so that the aromatic scents will not attract
  • Keep or dispose of all vape containers safely—generally, dogs like chewing on things around. The constituent of a vape pen is harmful to the dog, and the residual nicotine present could harm them if they chew it.
  • People who refill their vape containers using a rag or an old magazine (to avoid spill) should make sure to dispose of them properly, away from the pet’s reach, not in the trash where your pet can get to.

When Vaping Around Pets, use on-Nicotine Vape Juice: 

Bear in mind that pets and nicotine are horrible combinations. According to the Pet Poison Helpline, there is an increase in incoming calls related to nicotine poisons in pets from vaping. With this, only vape non-nicotine e-liquids from just cannabis when your pets are around. On another note, consider vaping flavors that will not appeal to your pets. There are different ejuice brands with many non-nicotine options as well.

Know the Signs of Nicotine Poisons:

Many people consider vaping as a means to quit traditional tobacco. As a result, it is not practical to completely vape without nicotine at first. For people in this category, be sure to know the warning signs of nicotine poison in your pets. Make sure you know the short term effect and long term consequences as discussed above,

Should you notice any nicotine poison sign, get in touch with the Animal Poison Control Center near you.

Avoid Vaping Indoors:

If you must vape indoors, make sure it is adequately ventilated. However, it is a good idea not to vape indoors with your pets around. If you do, make sure the room is large enough, and your pets can exit freely. The signs of nicotine poison could be subtle, but the long term effect can be devastating.

CONCLUSION

Vaping is a terrific option for people trying to beat the habit of smoking. It provides an avenue to limit or control their nicotine intake without actually missing a traditional cigarette and the withdrawal effect. When you control the nicotine you vape, you can break the habit gradually. Also, there are many benefits to vaping, which many people find attractive. The presence of abundant flavors allows you to curb your craving without missing traditional tobacco. However, to be a responsible pet owner, be sure to be aware of the health risks involved in vaping. With this guide, you can enjoy vaping without worrying about the health implication of your furry friend.

Source: https://marylandreporter.com/2020/10/20/vaping-around-pets-all-you-need-to-know/

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