Thinking of vaping with pets? Most smokers switch to vaping because vaping is considered safer than traditional cigarettes. Vape juice may not contain tar, but it contains nicotine. Nicotine is unsafe for humans. And it is dangerous for most animals such as cats, dogs, birds, etc.
Is Vaping Safe for Pets?
Standard vape juices that do not contain nicotine are safe to pets. Why? Because vape clouds dissipate into the air quickly, so your pet will not inhale the vapor. However, you need to be mindful of your pet when you are vaping. Do not blow vape clouds into your pet’s face. And do not place your vape pen where your pet might touch it.
E-cigs pose a risk to dogs because they contain flavored juices that have added scents. Flavored juices and added scents enhance vaping experience. However, dogs are attracted to these scents. They can easily get close to your vape pen and inhale harmful nicotine. If your dog inhales nicotine, take it to a veterinarian.
How do you know your pet has inhaled nicotine? Your pet becomes inactive. It vomits. It tremors and shakes. And there is a sudden weakness in its legs. If you were vaping and you notice these symptoms in your pet, take it to a veterinarian immediately.
Here is how to safely vape around your pets.
1. Vape Nicotine Free Vape Juice
Nicotine and pets do not mix. If you really want to vape around your pets, stick to nicotine free e-liquids. And pick flavor options that are not appealing to your pets. The good thing is that there are so many nicotine free vape juices on the market. So, you will not compromise the good flavors. You will still enjoy different flavors that do not contain nicotine.
2. Proper Ventilation
If you want to vape safely around your pets, then vape in rooms with proper ventilation like described here. Or you can just vape outdoors. Nicotine free vape juices may not bother some of your pets, but some pets are affected by certain odors or vapors because some pets have respiratory sensitivities. Do not assume anything. Vape in rooms that are properly ventilated. Do not ever blow smoke or vapor into your pet’s face.
3. Vape Outdoors
If you have a dog, you can vape when you are taking your dog for a walk. It is easy to vape outdoors when you have a dog. You always take your dog for a walk. And vaping is much safer to people passing by. Use this time to vape. You will not expose your dog to harmful nicotine and vaping is environment-friendly. Your dog can inhale dangerous substances if you continue vaping indoors.
4. Avoid Spilling or Buy Pre-Filled Cartridges
It is easy to spill nicotine liquid when you are filling. And most pets get exposed to nicotine liquid when you are refilling you juice tank. If you want to prevent your pets from getting exposed to this harmful substance, buy pre-filled cartridges. You will just open the package and put the cartridge into your vaping device. If you prefer refilling your juice tank, select a vaping device that has anti-spill features. And pick bottles that have dropper tools.
5. Keep Your Vaping Equipment Out of Reach of Pets
A vaping device is a complex electronic device. It can get hot. And it can cause burns if it not handled properly. Charge your vaping device in a secure and closed room. Or in a place where your pets cannot reach. Pets are curious animals. They can touch, smell, or even eat anything. If they find your vaping device, they will play with it. If they break it, they get exposed to nicotine. Keep your vaping device safely when you are not using it.
You now know how to vape around your pets. If you really want to avoid pet-related vaping issues, do not vape near your pets and keep your vaping equipment away from your pets. As long as your pets do not get access to concentrated e-liquids, vapor, or your dangerous vaping device, your pets will be safe. It takes time to get used to these new changes. But your pet’s safety is at risk. So, commit to making the necessary changes.