Should you be concerned when vaping around your fur babies? As weed vaping continues to gain traction in Australia, people have come to know that it is a less harmful alternative compared to smoking a marijuana joint. However, one question that lingers. Is it safe to vape around pets?
How to Safely Vape Around Pets?
Pets are awesome companions and having them around should not stop you from enjoying your weed vaping session. However, you should keep your pets away when you vape weed. Be a responsible pet owner. Leave your pets behind whenever you want to vape.
Pets can get high on THC and unlike people, they won’t like it. THC intoxication in pets can result in disorientation, lack of coordination, drooling, excess urination, vomiting, reduced heart rate, hyperactivity, and pupil dilation.
While vaporizers can take away some of the bad stuff that comes from smoking weed, the active ingredients in your weed vape can still affect your pets.
Safety Precautions for Weed Vaping Around Pets
What safety precautions should you observe when vaping with pets? We list them below.
- Be sure to keep all your vape paraphernalia away from your pets.
- Dispose of used batteries and vape containers properly where your pets can’t reach to chew on them.
- When vaping weed, go to a different room and do not let your pets in. Open a window for second-hand vapor to dissipate faster
Don’t limit yourself to cannabis. There are many dry herbs that you can enjoy vaping. If you are not sure any of these other dry herbs are safe for your pets, you should err on the side of caution and don’t vape them with your pets around.
While 79% of vets agree that CBD is very helpful for chronic pain in animals, using CBD in a medical setting is different from vaping.
If you have recently vaped around your pets and they show some bad symptoms, take them to the vet. Watch out for the following symptoms.
- Mood change
- Excessive drooling
- Excessive pulse or heartbeat
Protect your pets. Don’t vape around them. Keep your vaping gear out of their reach. Be responsible. Your pet may seem happy when seeing you releasing that big cloud of smoke but inhaling it can put them at a high risk of developing respiratory problems.