We found this interesting article by Janet Tobiassen Crosby, DVM titled “Electronic Cigarette Toxicity: Popular “e-cigs” are a danger to pets.” From the article:
“From the Center for Disease Control (CDC): Most e-cigarettes are manufactured to look like conventional cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. Some resemble everyday items such as pens and USB memory sticks. Source
What Are the Problems with E-Cigs? Two problems: Nicotine content and battery.
The nicotine-based vaporizers may contain different amounts of nicotine, ranging up to 16 to 24 mg of nicotine per cartridge1. Whether from traditional tobacco products or vaporizers, nicotine is toxic.
E-cigs use a battery to create the vapor. If ingested, batteries can cause corrosive injury to the digestive tract.”
To read more about the signs to look for if your pet has ingested an e-cig and treatment, click here.