Dogs are amazing, doggone it! These four-legged bundles of unconditional love enhance the lives of most people who own them. If you don’t have a dog, or have never had one, you don’t know what you’re missing! For those of you who do have a dog, you know exactly what I’m talking about, and because today is National Dog Day, it’s the perfect time to celebrate how wonderful these furry friends are… and if you’re needing just another good reason to switch to electronic smoking, your pup is a really, really good one!
If you don’t know it by now, smoking around your dog is a bad idea. It’s not only rude and unhealthy, but it’s disrespectful. Second hand smoke kills, and that’s no exaggeration. When your pets breathe it in, it can wreak havoc upon their systems, just like it does to people. Dogs, particularly are very sensitive, and can be susceptible to cancers of the lungs and the nasal cavity. They are also prone to allergic skin conditions such as dermatitis, which renders their whole bodies itchy, sore, and inflamed.
Smoking indoors when you have pets can lead to all sorts of problems for them, so it is especially important to take care not to. Second hand smoke indoors can cause what is known as “third hand smoke” because it leads the way for all the residual stuff, such as the carcinogens from the tar, to be left behind on surfaces pets come into direct contact with. These particles can also settle on their fur, making their way into their blood streams, and causing health issues in that manner.
And, just a reminder to all; smokers and vapers alike, nicotine is a very dangerous substance, and your pets should be protected from exposure at all times. Please be sure to keep all cigarette butts and sources of e-liquid away from them and their reach because accidental consuming or contact can prove fatal.
So, Happy National Dog Day everyone! If you have a dog, make sure to give ‘em extra treats and love today in gratitude for all the love they give you in return! Above all, don’t smoke around them, and switch to vaping to keep their lives as healthy and happy as possible!