Absolutely. Vicks can kill dogs!
There is a lot of misinformation about when it comes to Vicks Vapour Rub and dogs. So we took a look at the ingredients individually to make sure we’re confident.
Firstly let’s take a quick look at the ingredients – https://smartlabel.pg.com/00323900003613.html
|Cedarleaf Oil – Dependant on Animal|
|Nutmeg Oil / Myristica Oil – Toxic / Toxic|
|Petrolatum – Safe In Small Quantities|
|Thymol – Dog Safe|
|Turpentine Oil – Veterinary Supervision Required|
We can see from the listed ingredients at least 3 are toxic to dogs and can have dire consequences.
Please don’t ever use Vicks Vapour rub on your dog or any you meet on your journies.
To be sure we asked our vet and they confirmed this to us.
There are much better dog-safe barrier treatments and flea remedies that will wipe out the need to ever go near the Vicks!