Vaping and pets


If there are animals in your house, you are undoubtedly concerned with the question of how your vaping affects them. Here are ways to keep your pets safe:

Fluids are a major hazard

The liquid for electronic cigarettes contains toxic nicotine, the impact of which is determined primarily by the mass of the person on whom it falls. Therefore, the smaller the animal, the lower the dose needed for its poisoning.

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Take dogs, for example. The toxic dose for them is 9.2 mg/kg; therefore 156 mg of nicotine (52 ml of liquid with a concentration of 3 mg/ml) is dangerous for an average collie weighing 17 kg. For small dogs weighing about 3 kg, 27.6 mg will be quite dangerous, which in terms of the same liquid will be 9.2 ml. From these simple calculations, it is clear that a standard vial can lead to severe consequences if the animal consumes this liquid.

In most cases, it is worthwhile to fear only nicotine, because food flavours are safe for ingestion, and propylene glycol and glycerin are included in some foods. So if you use only non-nicotine liquid, then there is no reason for concern.

The most important tip: keep liquids out of the reach of your pets. If you regularly refill your tank, make sure to tighten the bottle cap well. Cats are usually not too interested in liquid, but dogs are attracted to new smells. Also, dogs are bigger and harder to control. In general, the storage of liquids in vaporizers ca is not visible, but, for example, in a box will increase their shelf life.

Passive vaping

So, the main threat is easily eliminated. Just a little prudence and everything will be fine. But what about other risks? For example, soar. Can it harm pets? How vaping, even if it is passive, will affect your cat or dog? It’s all a bit more complicated.

It is almost impossible to avoid reports that e-cigarettes contain harmful chemicals, but it’s not the substance itself that is important, but its quantity, which is the fundamental principle of toxicology. When people get scared and frighten other elements in a pair, they pronounce terrible names, but almost do not talk about their number, how much of this substance has any noticeable effect on health. They do not even give a comparison of a pair of electronic and smoke conventional cigarettes.

It is not surprising that most studies do not reveal any contamination in the room where the electronic cigarette was used. We already wrote about how Californian scientists accidentally confirmed the safety of passive soaring.

So passive smoking of a dry herb vaporizer Canada is unlikely to cause more harm to your pets than ordinary air, but still, be prudent and do not blow puffs of steam into your pets’ nose.

Cats and propylene glycol

Although propylene glycol (PG) is a reasonably accessible component in the production of dog food, cats have recently discovered an extreme sensitivity to this substance. Moreover, it causes Heinz anemia in them. This is a condition in which hemoglobin in red blood cells changes its structure, which affects the ability of blood cells to carry oxygen.

In a study by doctors from the University of Minnesota, cats were fed fodder with 1.6 g of propylene glycol and 8 g per kg of an animal body. In both cases, the development of Heinz Taurus was observed. In the first case, they accounted for 28%, and in the other 92%. In addition, other studies have also been carried out, which do not contain propylene glycol in today’s cat food.

In general, there is no need to worry too much: a dose of risk is 1.6 g per kg of animal body weight. That is if your cat weighs 5 kg, then to approach this figure, you will need to evaporate over it at a time more than 15 ml of 50/50 liquid.

However, out of simple prudence, do not let puffs of steam in the face of your cat, as well as near its food and water.

Security checklist

  • Keep fluids in a safe place, away from mouths and claws;
  • Be alert when animals are close to the vials;
  • Do not release clouds of steam into the faces of animals;
  • Remember the sensitivity of cats to propylene glycol.

    Other animals

    You will notice that cats and dogs are not the only animals that live in peoples’ homes. Guinea pigs, hamsters and parrots are just some of the pets that can be found in homes. But how does vaping affect them?

Remember that the effect of nicotine is proportional to the mass of the animal. And if your pets are small, provide proper ventilation, open windows more often.

As for passive vaping, the conclusion is the same: do not worry too much, be prudent, and everything will be fine.

In summary, vaping is not the safest thing for pets, but compared to smoking, it is much less harmful to you and your pets.

There is a risk of nicotine poisoning. But houses usually store quite a lot of things that can be dangerous to animals: paints, solvents, various medications, nail polishes and more. Therefore, it is enough to be prudent when handling e-liquids, and the risk of poisoning for your animals will be reduced to zero.

Do not allow your pet to feast on your liquid.