There has been a tragic increase in the number of domestic animals poisoned by electronic cigarettes. According to statistics compiled by the Veterinary Poison Information Service (VPIS), 113 pets were poisoned by biting or chewing e-cigarettes or their refills in 2016. By 2015, the number was 17.
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) warns animal lovers that e-cigarettes could potentially kill their companions. And this, even with relatively low doses of nicotine liquid.
BVA President Gudrun Ravetz said that “it is important to remember that electronic cigarettes and refills can easily contain sufficient amounts of nicotine to kill a small animal very quickly. ”
If your best friend chews one of these devices or swallows a substance with nicotine, it is important to contact a veterinarian immediately.
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