Tag: nicotine

Kia Benson, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology  What comes to mind when you think of the following words? Summer berries. Vanilla Bean. Mango. Cheesecake. Almond. Chocolate. Blueberry. Luscious desserts and treats with which you can indulge yourself? Think again! These delectable sounding flavors are just a fraction of those currently available in e-liquids, the nicotine…

E-cigarettes are sparking heated debates as lawmakers, medical professionals and industry grapple over the relative safety of the nicotine-delivering devices. But for pet owners, there is no debate. Nicotine poses a serious threat of poisoning to dogs and cats, and e-cigarettes back a powerful punch. The problem is that many pet owners don’t realize it….

By: Jo Marshall Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline After reading a recent news article about a puppy that died after ingesting the liquid from his owner’s e-cigarette, I decided it was time to gather some useful information on this exposure for our pet-owning friends. What is an e-cigarette? Electronic cigarettes are battery-operated devices…

Pet Poison Helpline Raising Awareness of Household Dangers to Pets The 50th anniversary of Poison Prevention Week is March 18-24, 2012, marking five decades of safer homes and saved lives. While much of the nationally-recognized effort has been directed at raising awareness with parents of small children, the veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline remind us…

Handbags: Reservoirs for Items Toxic to Pets To a dog or cat, a handbag or backpack can be like an amusement park. In one compact place, she can find many flavorful treasures to nuzzle, sniff and chew. This wouldn’t be so much of a problem if all the contents in handbags and backpacks were safe…