E-cigarettes prove to be dangerous for your pet's health

E-cigarettes have been branded as a safer alternative to regular cigarettes, but new evidence shows they can be extremely harmful to pets.

According to drugabuse.gov electronic cigarettes are "battery-operated devices designed to deliver nicotine with flavorings and other chemicals to users in vapor instead of smoke." The use of e-cigaretteshas exponentially increased over the years.

The pet poison hotline said the number of pets poisoned by e-cigarettes has jumped 400 percent since 2013 and pet owners are being warned to keep their pets far from e-cigarettes.

"The e-cigarettes have become so popular in recent years and more people are smoking them in higher amounts", Dr. Jyl Rubin says.

The most common symptoms to look out for if you think your dog has been poisoned by e-cigarettes are vomiting and diarrhea.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: E-Cigarettes are sold at the V-Revolution E-Cigarette shop in Covent Garden on August 27, 2014 in London, England. The Department of Health have ruled out the outlawing of 'e-cigs' in enclosed spaces in England, despite calls by WHO, The World Health Organisation to do so. WHO have recommended a ban on indoor smoking of e-cigs as part of tougher regulation of products dangerous to children. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Different flavours for E-Cigarettes are sold at the V-Revolution E-Cigarette shop in Covent Garden on August 27, 2014 in London, England. The Department of Health have ruled out the outlawing of 'e-cigs' in enclosed spaces in England, despite calls by WHO, The World Health Organisation to do so. WHO have recommended a ban on indoor smoking of e-cigs as part of tougher regulation of products dangerous to children. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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