Vapeing and your pets

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While quite a good many Vapers own household pets, dogs cats, and the occasional guinea pig.

and thay  bring us joy  comfort,and even the occasional amusement.

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 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
• Seizures
• Tremors
• Panting
• Anemia
• Lethargy

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Propylene glycol is an approved food additive for dog food under the category of animal feed and is generally recognized as safe for dogs,[35] with an LD50 of 9 mL/kg. The LD50 is higher for most laboratory animals (20 mL/kg).[36]

Veterinary[edit source | editbeta]
In veterinary medicine, Heinz bodies are associated with the consumption of onions by cats,[10] 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.[11] In light of this new data, CVM amended the regulations to expressly prohibit the use of propylene glycol in cat foods.”[12]

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Similarly, propylene glycol is an approved food additive for human food as well.[37] The exception is that it is prohibited for use in food for cats due to links to Heinz body anemia.[38]
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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.

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  1. kelli perkins says

    Wow…putting stuff up better have two nosey cats. They usually don’t bother my vape stuff but you never know when that right juice will tempt them.
    Thanks for the post.

  2. slap_maxwell says

    My previous cat used to wander off when I started vaping…my current one comes up to bat at the vapor…. Guess i need to start shooing him away!

  3. kelliperkins says

    I am not worried about the kitties till they come up with seafood vape. lmboooo

  4. kelliperkins says

    Passive smoking is not good for anyone and is especially harmful for your pets. Research shows that just as tobacco affects humans, it affects pets too. In fact, there have been studies to show that even the smallest amounts of second hand smoke can be damaging to your pet’s health. Almost thirty percent of all pets share their home with a smoker. Smokers are exposed to a variety of health risks and expose their families and pets to such kinds of health risks too. The toxins in tobacco smoke can trigger off allergic reactions or a number of respiratory diseases in animals. Some of the diseases that pets can develop due to exposure of second hand tobaccos smoke are asthma, lung cancer, nasal cancer, and lymphoma. Furthermore, the nicotine present in tobacco smoke can affect the nervous systems of the pets. Tobacco smoke also contains a number of carcinogenic compounds. Since studies have not been able to establish any safe levels of exposure to tobacco smoke, it is recommended that pet owners, who smoke, should do so outside of the house or away from their pets. The physiology of our pets is pretty similar to ours; therefore, all things that are toxic to us are also toxic to them.

  5. kelli perkins says

    Is there any actual testing going on for people as well as pets for second hand vape/

  6. kelli perkins says

    Sorry about the fire and sure hope all pets are safe.

  7. silvrcraze says

    My dog doesn’t like my vape and she didn’t like my cigarette smoke either. I live in a non smoking household so she’s been free of smoke most of her life and if she was near it she’d walk away like a natural instinct to get away from danger. It should be a real sign as to how bad smoking really is. As for my vaping she doesn’t like the smell of it period in liquid form or vape form. I spilled some on the carpet and she wouldn’t even go near that spot on the carpet. Poor thing, I had to move her dog bed and everything.

  8. justine says

    Same with my pets. But they like it better than smoking

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