While quite a good many Vapers own household pets, dogs cats, and the occasional guinea pig.
And since we all Love our furry friends
(well most of us do)
It has recently come to my attention that vaping around your cat,and or other household animals, may not necessarily be in his/her best interestyou will
Propylene Glycol,( PG) has been known to be quite harmful for cats.
PROPYLENE GLYCOL AND CATS
Propylene glycol is used as a moistening agent in many animal food applications, but not in cat food. Although
propylene glycol is not used in cat food, TheU.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
still considers it “generally recognized as safe”
(GRAS) for use in human food and all animal foods other than for cats1
Most cat food producers stopped using propylene glycol in 1992 when data indicated a
unique sensitivity of cats to propylene glycol. Specifically, studies found that large doses of propylene glycol when fed to cats can produce an abnormality known as “Heinz body” in the cats’ red blood cells. Although Heinz bodies
only appear to shorten the lives of feline red blood cells, FDA expressed concern that the bodies could cause anemia in cats.
In a final rule in 1996, FDA declared propylene glycol in or on cat food not generally recognized as safe.
Some of the Common signs to watchout for:
• Severe sedation
• Walking drunk
Animals[edit source | editbeta]
Propylene glycol is an approved food additive for dog food under the category of animal feed and is generally recognized as safe for dogs, with an LD50 of 9 mL/kg. The LD50 is higher for most laboratory animals (20 mL/kg).
Veterinary[edit source | editbeta]
In veterinary medicine, Heinz bodies are associated with the consumption of onions by cats, dogs, and various primates, and a symptom of paracetamol poisoning in cats. Thiosulfate compounds in the flesh of onions have been identified as the cause.
Propylene glycol was once a common ingredient in soft moist cat food. According to the FDA “It was known for some time that propylene glycol caused Heinz Body formation in the red blood cells of cats (small clumps of proteins seen in the cells when viewed under the microscope), but it could not be shown to cause overt anemia or other clinical effects.Symptoms include fever, sudden weakness, loss of appetite, dark colored urine, pale mucus membranes in the mouth, and skin discoloration. However, recent reports in the veterinary literature of scientifically sound studies have shown that propylene glycolreduces the red blood cell survival time, renders red blood cells more susceptible to oxidative damage, and has other adverse effects in cats consuming the substance at levels found in soft-moist food. In light of this new data, CVM amended the regulations to expressly prohibit the use of propylene glycol in cat foods.”
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Similarly, propylene glycol is an approved food additive for human food as well. The exception is that it is prohibited for use in food for cats due to links to Heinz body anemia.
Just love your pets
don’t vape in their furry faces
and your cats, and other pets should be okay.!!
show them the same consideration you would another human being.