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Posted on 08-06-2014

E-Cigarette Poisoning in Dogs

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 designed to look like regular tobacco cigarettes that are used as a delivery system for nicotine. They work when an atomizer heats liquid containing nicotine and turns it into a vapor that can be inhaled. It creates a vapor cloud that looks like cigarette smoke. E- cigarettes are many times used as a part of smoking cessation plans.  Click here to continue to the full article...

If you ever have any questions about something your pet ingested or even chewed on--call your veterinary team at Michigan Road Animal Hospital at 96th Street at 317-228-0645!

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