We are commonly called about animals who have been exposed products containing nicotine such as cigarettes, electronic cigarettes and nicotine replacement therapy products.
Nicotine can cause signs very rapidly and these may include lethargy, drooling, vomiting and diarrhoea and changes in heart rate. Behavioural and neurological changes may also be seen such as agitation, hyperactivity and tremors.
It is important to note that severe cases of nicotine toxicity are uncommon in animals however this will depend entirely on the type of product, the route of exposure and the amount the animal is exposed to.
If your pet has been exposed to a product containing nicotine, please call the Animal PoisonLine today on 01202 509000 for triage advice. For veterinary professionals, please call the VPIS on 02073 055 055 for case-specific treatment advice.