Can You Vape Around Pets?

Make sure you know how to keep your pets safe

Becky Spencer-Davies 

You have probably read in the news a pet dying due to ingesting vape liquid or getting hold of vape equipment. This might lead you to be concerned about whether you can vape around pets. You may also worry that passive vaping could be harmful to your furry friends. In this blog, we are going to share some advice so you can feel confident that your vaping won’t impact your pets health.

E-juices state that they should be kept away from children and pets. This is because if they are mistakenly ingested they can cause serious harm. The reason for this is the nicotine content in the juice. Products containing nicotine are dangerous to eat. It might be easy enough to keep your juice away from the pets by keeping them in a cupboard and out of their way. However, what about the vapour - is that harmful to pets?

Vaping around pets - is it safe?

We know that smoking around people and animals can cause diseases for passive smokers too. This is due to the many chemicals in tobacco. However, e-juice doesn’t contain the same chemicals as tobacco meaning there will be less risk for those around you. There is ongoing research into the effects of passive vaping.

Studies have found that PG can be dangerous to cats if they are sensitive to it. In fact, in the 1990’s it used to be added to cat food. However, this was stopped due to the risk of the cat developing anemia.
 

How do I keep my pets safe?

If you are very concerned about the welfare of your pets and want to be extra cautious then we suggest you vape in open areas, away from them. You will also want to make sure you keep your e-juice bottles away - they can make not so great chew toys for dogs and curious cats.

Another way to ensure the safety of your cat is to vape high VG liquids, such as Cafe Society, Pancakes. This way to avoid exposing them to too much PG if you are vaping with them sat on your lap.
 

Do you vape around pets?

You might not have thought twice about vaping around your pet. If you do feel happy doing so, then you must keep your device and e-juice in a cupboard they can’t get in. There have been some sad stories of dogs eating vape juice bottles and getting nicotine poisoning.

Symptoms of nicotine poisoning 

Feeling queasy or throwing up
- Stomachache
- Mouth watering
- Quick, heavy breathing
- Faster heartbeat
- Higher blood pressure
- Dizzy, off-balance, or confused

Late-phase symptoms are more like winding down. They happen 30 minutes to 4 hours later.
- Diarrhea
- Shallow breathing
- Slower heartbeat
- Lethargy
- Feeling weak, slow reflexes, or unable to control muscles
- Seizures

If your pet ingests nicotine and expresses any of these symptoms take them to the vets immediately. Read more symptoms on WebMD.

Here are a few of our high VG liquids to try if you vape around your cat and want to be extra cautious.  

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