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Nicotine

Severity scale:
Caution
This toxin is considered to be a moderate risk. However, your pet's medical history, age, weight, and breed could put him/her at higher risk. It is advised that you contact whiskerDocs or your primary veterinarian for further guidance about any steps you may need to take to ensure your pet's safety. If you choose to, you may monitor your pet closely, but the onset or worsening of any of the below symptoms warrants a trip to the emergency room.

Second hand smoke is not only bad for people but has the same effects on our pets. Imagine now, if your pet ate your cigarette butt, nicotine patch, gum or swallowed the liquid from your e-cigarette! It takes about 1 cigarette or 1/2-1mg/lb for minor GI concerns to be seen. It would take between 5-11 cigarettes and 4mg/lb to be lethal. Please keep all nicotine products out of reach. Even the spit from chewing tobacco can be toxic!

Toxic to: 
Dogs and Cats
Brand names: 
Cigarettes, liquid nicotine (e-cigarettes)
Symptoms: 
Excessive drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, agitation, restlessness, increased respiratory rate, panting, excitation, disorientation, tremors, twitching, convulsions and increased heart rate
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