MATERIALS SAFETY DATA SHEET
You have found
this page because you are either curious, you have heard of this
happening or your dog just ate some gorilla glue.
dog just ate gorilla glue, whether you think it was a tiny amount of
glue or the whole bottle,
GET YOUR DOG TO THE VET
WARNING: STORY BELOW INCLUDES
Our 9 year old female Golden
Retriever "Cedar" managed to get her paws and eventually her teeth
and tongue on a boxed bottle of this glue. Cedar chewed easily
through the box and the cap and proceeded to spread the glue around
the kitchen floor while also ingesting some of it. The bottle is
(2 ounces) and based upon the amount of glue remaining in the
bottle, the amount previously used and what was found on the floor,
I estimated she consumed about 2-3 teaspoons (1/2 ounce) of the
MSDS (Materials Safety Data Sheet) for product information and
precautions in regards to this glue
We watched Cedar's behavior
carefully after this incident not knowing the magnitude of danger
this glue had when ingested. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary the
first week after the incident happened but after 7 days she threw up
a meal. We attributed this to other causes, changed her diet
slightly and continued to watch her behavior. Aside from some minor
spit ups, she continued to eat and drink normally, bark, play and
otherwise "act normal".
Pictured to the right is
Cedar's stomach outside of her body during emergency surgery.
Hedging on the side of caution we
made a vet appointment, just to be sure everything was ok. As you
may have guessed by the pictures, things were terribly wrong. Who
could have imagined a small amount of glue turning into a huge mass
inside their dog.
I guess your wondering exactly
what your looking at. Well, your looking at the reason you need to
get your pet to the vet right away! Even a small amount of this glue
once ingested into the body, it begins to expand, getting bigger and
bigger with the consistency of dense foam that eventually hardens.
Don't make the same mistakes we
Get your pet to the vet RIGHT AWAY!!
Pictured to the left is the
foreign object being removed from Cedar's stomach by the
Pictured to the right is a
close-up of what the veterinarian removed from Cedar's stomach and
what a small amount of gorilla glue turns into. For the record, the
strange object to the right weighs in at one pound (16 ounces) and
measures approximately 6" by 8"
From what I can tell from
reading other stories on the Internet about dogs eating gorilla
glue, it happens often. As I understand it, once opened the glue
smells appetizing to the dog and if they can get a hold of it, they
will. So please keep this glue and all other types of glue out of
reach of your children and pets, preferably in a locked cabinet.
FYI - The amount of glue
ingested is estimated at 2-3 teaspoons or 1/2 of an ounce. This is
the equivalent of 1/3 of a shot glass. Mixed with stomach contents
and time you get something totally different! See picture at right.
If your dog ate Gorilla Glue
-- Get your dog to the vet RIGHT AWAY!
6/2/2011 8:00pm Cedar is now home recovering from
6/2/2011 8:20pm Cedar has
vomited a 6" puddle of dark brown fluid suspected to be
blood. A call to the veterinarian lets us know this was
6/3/2011 5:20am I have stayed awake most of the
night to check on Cedar hourly. Cedar appears to be doing ok
but just in case, the emergency clinics address has been
pre-programmed into the GPS of our vehicle.
6/3/2011 5:55am I have detected
movement from Cedar and found her up and about in the
kitchen where we have her confined. I have sat with her and
pet her head telling her she will be alright. She is wearing
one of those lampshade things on her head to prevent her
from messing with the stitches on her belly. The
incision is quite long.
Note: For the next two weeks we
must ensure her "lampshade" stays on and she does not manage
to remove it. I am told if she gets to her stitches, she
will lick and bite at them and continue to do so until she
gets inside the incision and even then she will not stop
until it is to late. Constant monitoring is a must!
6/3/2011 6:30am Cedar has
returned to sleeping and my wife has gotten up to get ready for
work. I am going to let her watch Cedar for a bit and try and get a
couple hours sleep. I will stay home today and continue to monitor
6/3/2011 9:30am Cedar does not
appear to be as groggy and has tried a few ice chips.
6/3/2011 1:00pm I offered Cedar
some rice camouflaging the 3 pills she will take twice daily for the
next 10 days. She eagerly went for it until she realized rice just
isn't that good alone. To get her to take the pills we hid them in a
small piece of bread with a dab of peanut butter to hold them in
6/3/2011 7:30pm After boiling a
chicken breast, I have chopped a bit of it and combined it with the
rice to offer Cedar a small meal. Apparently the chicken made
the rice much more appealing as Cedar devoured this meal in no time
flat. I am glad to see she has an appetite again.
6/42011 6:30am I have taken over
for my wife who has taken her turn spending the night downstairs
waking hourly to keep an eye on Cedar
6/3/2011 9:15am Cedar appears to
be returning to her old self and is anxious for her chicken and rice
meal and not as anxious for her three pills. It should be noted that
Cedar is the first girl I have cooked a meal for in quite a long
6/3/2011 2:30am We continue to
keep an eye on Cedar who is mostly resting. Asia our Himalayan cat
appears to be getting in on the action and hanging close to her
6/4/2011 Cedar is much more
alert today and has consumed two small meals of boiled chicken and
6/5/2011 Cedar has
not had to go yet. The vet said it may take some time to "refill the
system." While mildly concerned, I will give it another day or two
to see what happens. All this attention has helped Cedar regain her
voice as she now barks hourly during the night for attention.
6/9/2011 Cedar visited
the vet tonight and we found her incision and stitches were
doing well. It will be another week before the staples can
be removed. I have to wonder how some pet owners deal
with transporting their pet after an operation as we had to
back our SUV up to our front steps and use a wooden ramp for
her to get into the back. At the hospital we backed up to
the highest curb and repeated the process.
6/11/2011 My wife and I
have slept in our living room during all of this, taking
turns waking every 2 hours to ensure Cedar has not managed
to remove her protective collar, the lampshade as I call it.
As you recall from an earlier post, a dog may lick and bite
at the incision and without getting into details not knowing
when to stop.
6/11/2011 Although the
doctor was not overly concerned during our visit on the 9th,
Cedar has not yet passed #2 and only had a minimal #1
performance on Friday morning, the 10th. We worry that the
doctor may have missed something.
7/1/2011 Cedar has made
a full recovery and could not be happier that her cone has
I will continue to update this page with her progress recovering
from this ordeal.
Keep this glue and all chemicals out of reach
of children and animals.
Countless dog owners have visited this website since its inception
in June of 2011 and many dogs were likely saved over the past few
years as a result. It is however with great sadness that I must let
everyone know that Cedar has passed on September 6, 2016 due to an
ongoing seizure disorder. Born in April of 2004, Cedar was almost
12-1/2 years old when we said goodbye. This site shall continue on
in her memory so that more dogs are afforded the opportunity to
survive when faced with the ingestion of this glue.
~ Rest in Peace
my beautiful girl, you will be missed by so many,
but mostly by your Daddy and your Mommy, Jim and Jeannette. We love
you so very much. ~
Hug your pet
today and everyday