We all want to do what is best for our pets. If you vape – or have recently started, you may have a few worries circulating in your mind. Will vape smoke affect my pet’s health? What happens if they ingest nicotine? This guide has been put together to answer those all-important questions.
This article will open up the discussion around pets and vaping. As well as informing you on the effects vape smoke can have, it will also detail how you can safely vape around your pets.
Can Vape Smoke Effect Pets?
Vape smoke is harmful to pets. Vape smoke is full of nicotine and harmful toxins that can travel through your pet’s body and poison them. Although this can be a difficult topic to acknowledge, you must understand what you need to do to help your pet if they fall ill from vape smoke. There are some symptoms that you should look out for, such as – vomiting, diarrhoea, sudden mood changes, aggression, excessive drooling, and a fast heartbeat. You can learn more about this through some online research. The second you notice any of these symptoms, you must seek medical assistance. The importance of this cannot be stressed enough. If left untreated, vape smoke poisoning can lead to severe health issues like seizures and muscle weakness.
What Happens If My Pet Ingests Nicotine?
If you think your fruity e-liquid is appealing, then the likelihood is your pet will too. Therefore, you should always keep your vape out of reach. If your pet ingests nicotine, it can have fatal consequences if it goes untreated. This article by Vapekit goes into more detail about the effects of nicotine poisoning and what it can do to your pets’ bodies. It is important to familiarise yourself with the effects so – if your pet accidentally ingests nicotine, you can identify the problem early and seek medical assistance as soon as possible. If your pet falls ill from nicotine poising, you must act fast. It can accelerate at an alarming rate. You should take a sample of your e-liquid to the vet – so they have a clear idea of what your pet has ingested.
Vaping Safety Tips Around Pets
If you have pets, this doesn’t mean you have to quit vaping altogether. This can be difficult for some people as they need to vape for reasons such as stress relief. However, they are worried about the safety of their pets. Luckily, there are some things you can do to help. Take a look at some of the safety tips below and start putting them into practice as soon as possible.
While you are indoors, you should refrain from using your vape around your pets. If you do, your pet will breathe in second-hand smoke, making them very ill. Instead, it would help if you vaped outdoors or in a room where your pets cannot go. This does not mean you are limited on places you can vape. There are plenty of places in the UK where it is legal to use your vape. Use the internet to find out more information about vaping laws in the UK. If you choose to vape in other areas of the house, make sure you keep a window open at all times, so the vape smoke has a natural escape route. Please note – the best thing you can do is vape outdoors, so try and do this.
Store All Vaping Accessories In A Secure Place
Your vape, alongside any accessories you may have, must be stored in a secure, lockable storage box. You can easily find these in your local hardware store or online. Although you may think keeping your vape high up on a shelf is safe, you must not underestimate your pets. The smell of a sweet e-liquid can be enough to entice them, and they may try and do whatever they can to reach it. You don’t have to worry if you store your vape – alongside any accessories in a locked box. Even if your pet knocks the box off the side, it will not open. You should also be wary of any used batteries. Make sure you dispose of them safely, as they can poison your pet if they ingest them. You will find your local supermarket will have a battery recycling bin that you can use.
Use A Non-Nicotine E-Liquid
From this article, we have learned about the negative effects of nicotine on pets. If they ingest it, the consequences can be fatal. To avoid this, consider investing in non-nicotine e-liquids. The e-liquid market is packed full of different non-nicotine products to try, so you won’t be limited on options. Lowering your nicotine intake will help you keep your pets safe, but it also has health benefits for you too. Find out how by conducting some online research. It would also help if you used an e-liquid with a less appealing flavour. This might make your vaping experience a little less enjoyable. However, it will mean your pet is less attracted to the smell, so they will not be tempted to try and find your e-liquid containers while you are out of the house.
Dispose Vaping Items Correctly
We have briefly discussed the harm that used vape batteries can cause. However, it is also worth noting that all vaping items should be disposed of correctly. Pets like dogs certainly love a chew toy, and they may mistake your used vape pen as one. Even though the vape pen has run out of e-liquid, there will be remnants left in the container, which could cause a lot of harm to your pet. If you need help disposing your used vape accessories, don’t hesitate to do some online research. You will find that some vape companies offer to recycle them for you. You should never throw used vape accessories in your bin at home. Your pet may be attracted to the smell of e-liquid and rummage through them. Always dispose of items correctly.
Vaping is not safe around your pets. Failure to follow the necessary safety tips could result in your pet falling ill. For some, it may even be fatal. As a pet owner, you must avoid vaping around your pet. Ensure your vape and accessories are kept in a safe, secure place out of reach. If you suspect your pet has fallen ill from vape smoke poisoning, consult with your vet as soon as possible.