Sunday, July 24, 2011

Cigarettes Can Kill Your Dog

The pet owner of this video clip may have found this hilarious, but could it be considered a form of animal abuse? I wonder...because that cigarette could kill the dog. We all know smoking is bad for your health and yes, it can even kill smokers eventually, yet some people cannot kick the habit. But did you know that ingesting just one cigarette could KILL your dog? I'm not talking about second hand smoke here...though I am sure that can affect a pet's lungs and heart, especially if you have an older dog, as much as it affects a human. But if your dog were to get a hold of your pack of smokes and eat one or several, it could be deadly. An ingested cigarette could cause several conditions in your pet including an elevated heart rate, a drop in blood pressure, seizures, respiratory failure, vomiting and diarrhea. In severe cases your pet could die from the stress caused by the nicotine.

So what do you do if you think your dog ingested a cigarette or any other poison?  

Keep your dog as calm as possible and immediately contact your veterinarian. If the vet is not immediately available try ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) at (888) 426-4435. This phone help line for pet owners is staffed with experts that can answer questions and provide guidance 24 hours a day for a reasonable consultation fee.

More Examples of DOG POISON in your Pocket CLICK HERE.

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