Can you detect nicotine? The answer is yes. Our K9’s sniff out every drug you can imagine like cocaine, heroin, marijuana, MDMA, and Amphetamines to name a few. However with the rise of products like Juul’s parents, schools, and administrators are worried about vaping.
Can drug dogs tell if your high?
It was started this year by Debra Stone, who says her five trained dogs can detect heroin, cocaine, crystal meth and ecstasy. The dogs’ noses are so sensitive that they can smell a marijuana seed from up to 15 feet away and marijuana residue on clothing from drugs smoked two nights before.
Chewy is trained to alert Morrison when he smells narcotics, specifically meth and marijuana. He can also detect oxycodone, cocaine, Adderall and Spice.
Airport K9s are usually specialists, only there to sniff out explosives. Their job is serious and airports prefer that only police officers handle these Service Trained Canines (K9), to ensure that proper action can be taken immediately if a dog signals a potential issue.
The dogs are trained to pick up the scent of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines and ecstasy. They can also detect beer and liquor and prescription medications, such as Vicodin, Percocet and Oxycontin. The dogs also sniff out ammunition, fire crackers and pipe bombs.
What happens if a dog hits a vape?
Nicotine poisoning in pets has a rapid onset of symptoms – generally within 15 to 60 minutes following ingestion. Symptoms for dogs and cats include vomiting, diarrhea, agitation, elevations in heart rate and respiration rate, depression, tremors, ataxia, weakness, seizures, cyanosis, coma, and cardiac arrest.
So if you’re wondering whether dogs can smell dab pens, the answer is an unwavering yes. Whether you’re inhaling marijuana or tobacco, dogs are able to sniff it out, even if the vape pen is small and discrete.
Can drug dogs smell nicotine juice and gum?
Given that we now know that is it possible for dogs to be trained to smell for nicotine and how powerful their sense of smell is, then it should come as no surprise that they can smell nicotine gum or juice.
Trained police and customs dogs have such an acute sense of smell, that they could even smell nicotine that has been dissolved into liquid, like juice.
This is because they are able to separate odors that are mixed up. For example, when a human smells stew, they just smell stew. When a dog smells stew, he can differentiate between the odors of all the ingredients mixed in together.
I will leave you with a great comment a UK customs officer said to a TV crew which just about sums it up.
This shows the power of a dog’s sense of smell, so it stands to reason they would be able to smell nicotine juice and gum, even when hidden in a car.
Handy Hint: If a police dog has been trained to detect THC and cannabis it’s very likely they will be able to smell a vape pen with it in.
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