Vet posts warning after operating on dog who ate gorilla glue

Gorilla Glue, it’s something that a lot of people probably have in their homes, so if you are a pet owner with Gorilla Glue in your house, you may want to double-check that it is securely away from your pets. A veterinarian from the Brandon Animal Hospital has posted pictures to social media, along with a warning to pet parents everywhere, to be careful of the potential dangers that come from your dog ingesting this stuff.

The veterinarian managed to help a Jack Russell Terrier avoid a slow and painful death by operating on the dog and removing the hardened substance from its stomach lining. The glue coated the dog’s stomach, and, as WLBT reports, had to be broken off in pieces.

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A Jack Russell Terrier was rushed to the veterinary hospital after eating Gorilla Glue.

Just a few drops of the stuff would have been enough to seal off the animal’s esophagus, yet the small dog somehow managed to ingest at least half an ounce.

“She had vomited a few times and the owners found the chewed up bottle,” the animal hospital wrote on Facebook. “Apparently it has a sweet smell/taste dogs like. Doc had to go in and it had basically made a mold of her stomach and doc had to break it up to get it out.”

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The dog had eaten enough to coat the interior of its stomach.

Thankfully, the problem was treated in time to save the little dog.

But it’s a warning to other pet parents to make sure the glue remains out of reach.

The animal hospital added, “Be careful where you store your gorilla glue or any glue. Just be sure it is put up after use.”

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The vet has warned pet parents to keep Gorilla Glue, and all glue, out of the reach of animals.

Polyurethane glue, like Gorilla Glue, contains compounds that many dogs find appetizing. That is why it is so important to stay vigilant and keep all potentially toxic substances well out of reach from your dogs. And if you ever suspect that they may have ingested something they shouldn’t have, get them to the vet immediately.

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