Can you use Vicks VapoRub on dogs?

Safe to put vicks vapor rub on a dog's nose

No, we cannot use Vicks Vaporub directly on dogs because Vicks Vaporub contains camphor which is poisonous for dogs if licked or ingested by mistake. Vicks Vaporub once applied on the skin of dog will be absorbed by the skin tissues very fast and may reach internal organs due to high permeability of skin and result in health issues in pets.

Can you use Vicks VapoRub to stop dogs chewing?

Yes, Vicks VapoRub can be used to stop dogs from chewing. Smell of Vicks VapoRub is offensive to dogs and when you apply it on surfaces and objects, the pet does not return to that thing or try to chew it.

The best way to thwart dog from spoiling your expensive upholstery, vases or painting etc. is to apply little bit of Vicks VapoRub on its surfaces. When the first time your dog goes to that thing it will find its smell offensive and will not try to chew that thing. After few days, say, approximately 30 to 45 days, when the smell of Vicks VapoRub has faded or it has completely dried, again apply it, so that the smell remains there and pet does not try to chew that thing again.

The trick of applying Vicks VapoRub on objects will also apply for places. If you do not want your pet to go to certain places of your home like your kitchen or store room or even terrace where the pet may get hurt, you may apply Vicks VapoRub on the surfaces of entry doors of those places. The smell of Vicks VapoRub will be very invasive and your dear furry friend will dislike to go to that place and will return back from the door itself.

Once your dog has tried to go to that thing or place three or four times and always found that thing or place offensive, it will never try to go there again even if you have stopped applying Vicks VapoRub. This is because an algorithm will be coded in the mind of your lovely pet that this place or thing is always disturbing and it will stop chewing that thing or going to that area of your home forever thereafter.

Does Vicks stop dogs peeing inside your house?

Yes, It will. Vicks VapoRub smell or vapors are not too smelly for humans because human being have 50 times less smelling power than dogs. That is why dogs hate the smell of Vicks. So if you don’t want your dog to pee certain places inside your house, just apply some Vicks to that area and dog will leave that place alone. 🙂

Is Vicks VapoRub toxic for dogs to lick?

Yes, Vicks VapoRub is toxic for dogs and if absorbed through mucous membranes or any cut in the skin may pose a danger to the health of dog and could be poisonous.

Are Vicks VapoRub vaporizers bad for dogs?

Yes, Vicks VapoRub vaporizers are bad for dogs and may make them sick. The symptoms include diarrhea, increase in heart rate and panting etc. If you notice a sudden change in the behavior of dog or above symptoms after a brief exposure to Vicks VapoRub vapors you must rush to your veterinary doctor immediately.

What happens if a dog licks VapoRub? Can Vicks kill a dog?

No, It will not kill however it will frustrate your pal. If ingested, most dogs will have gastrointestinal discomfort and may get sick and will end up to vet office.

Can I use menthol on my dog?

No, you should not use menthol on your dog in any form, be it Halls tablets or anything else. The Halls tablets which are taken by us during cough is not meant for pets as it may get stuck in the throat of the pet and is even poisonous for dogs due to sugar, menthol, artificial flavors and colors in it.

Thus Vicks VapoRub does not act as a healing cream as it does in the case of humans. In fact, for pets, it acts as an anti-repellent to things, surfaces and places. It is toxic if ingested due to presence of camphor in it. Also menthol should not be used in any form on your dear pets as it is poisonous for dogs. Take care of your furry pet companions by keeping them away from such things.

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1 Comment

  1. This is a great idea to put vicks vapor rub on things so the dog doesn’t chew them, I wonder though if I could put it on my shoes! I remember using vicks vapor rub in the past when I just had cats, and they hated it!

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