As a pet owner, you want to ensure the well-being of your pet at all times, however, with a few reports stating that animals have consumed eliquids, we thought we would compile a short guide on how to keep these out of sight and away from your beloved pets.
While e-cigarettes are deemed safer than traditional cigarettes, they are still not healthy if consumed by animals making it important that you take the proper measures to ensure that your pet does not come into contact with eliquids or your device.
Below we have constructed a short advice guide on how to make sure that your pets do not come into contact with both of these e-cig essentials and how to identify the symptoms of a nicotine overdose.
Possibly the most important thing to do is to make sure that your e-liquids are placed somewhere safe; this may mean hiding them away in cupboards or on high shelves or you may want to invest in a bag or box to keep them in. This way, your pets have no chance of reaching them.
Secondly, it’s important to make sure that you don’t leave your eliquids or device lying around; if you leave them unattended, there’s a good chance your pet will be interested. The best thing to do is to either keep them on your person or as mentioned, make sure they are safely stored away at all times. If you have nowhere to safely store your eliquids and e-cigarette, you can purchase accessory bags from our site to keep your device and liquids tidy and out of reach of your pet.
If you spill any eliquid, it’s important that you clean it up as quickly as possible to avoid your pets consuming the spillage. On the other hand, if you suspect that your electronic cigarette is leaking, it’s always best to purchase a new device for the safety of both you and your animals.
Signs of a Nicotine Overdose
If you suspect that your pet has consumed eliquid, here are a few symptoms to look out for:
- Vomiting or Diarrhoea
- Decrease in Heartbeat
- Dilated Pupils
- Collapsing or Lethargic Behaviour
- Over-reactive to sound, light and touch
- Trouble Walking
- Decrease in Temperature
If your pet is showing any of these symptoms or is displaying worrying signs following the consumption of eliquid, you should get in touch with the local vet as soon as possible. It’s important to remember that nicotine is a toxic substance, making it vital that you take the correct measures to ensure you’re not putting your pets or children in danger.
If you’d like any more information on the safety of eliquids and electronic cigarettes, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly customer service team today. We would be happy to assist in any way that we can. Alternatively, if you’re looking to purchase a starter kit, please take a moment to navigate our site to find the most ideal device for you and your needs.by