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    Won't somebody think of the pets?

    Pets poisoned by e-cigarette liquids on rise

    I wonder how much traction this issue will have. The article is actually remiss in its failure to inform vapers of the very real danger of propylene glycol for cats. Cats have a unique susceptibility to PG, though they are unlikely to become ill from exposure to second hand vapour alone (they would need to ingest the liquid, probably).
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    This is pretty serious for me, with a dog that likes to chew everything. If I'm dripping in my back yard I make sure my bottle of juice is in my pocket now. I'm sure it wouldn't take much nic to kill a dog.
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    Yes, dog owners especially should take extra care with their bottles. As a cat owner I try to minimize my cat's exposure to vapour if I'm using high PG liquid, just in case.

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    Wow, I didn't know about the pg for cats although I'm mainly a higher vg vaper, but I have 4 cats so thanks for the heads up

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    oh really more wtf is this 'not news' journalism?

    I think the same amount of bleach, car polish, turps, meths, thinners, misc solvents, varnish, bbq cleaner, oven cleaner, jewlery polish, nailvarnish remover and countless other liquids found throughout every home could do the same.

    if people are less careful with their eliquid than they are their household cleaners, then more fool them - how many is 'more'? where is this research? show me the stats that back up the doubling of pet helpline poisoning cases and linking them back, specifically, to nic poisoning.

    I call absolute pineapplepineapple rubbish.
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    Lol, yeah that's a good point Vengaman ...
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    hope these fruit work
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    Pet Poison List - List of Pet Toxins for Dogs and Cats

    As you can see there are many less obvious pet poisons around.
    Nicotine is kind of a no brainer but it's interesting how the article failed to mention NRT products which are noted in the pet poison list under Nicotine.

    I also remember reading somewhere when I first got into vaping that the PG they use in garage items etc. is somehow different from pharmaceutical grade PG but I'm not sure how?

    VG doesn't seem to get a mention on the list at least under it's own sub heading.

    I wouldn't be surprised if there is something in some/most flavourings that is bad for pets but at what levels I don't know.
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    Here is some background on PG and cats (1 page pdf): http://msdssearch.dow.com/PublishedL...romPage=GetDoc

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    I do know that antifeeze is deadly to cats. Its of the glycol family, so I guess that would count. People used to mix antifreeze and mince pork to kill off feral cats invading their properties.
    Because I trust no-one Who tells me FACTS with no proof

 

 
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