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Tue Jun 14, 2016, 08:05 PM

Dog swallows Gorilla Glue; vet extracts perfect mold of stomach


"Lake, a 6-month-old Weimaraner, found herself in a sticky situation.

She'd plucked a half-empty bottle of Gorilla Glue from the trash and gave it a little taste.

The events that followed were a bit unexpected.

"I didn't think anything of it," said Oklahoma City resident, and Lake's person, Krystal Wilson. "Until that night when she started vomiting."

After Googling "what happens when you swallow Super Glue" with no luck, she called Dr. Leonardo Baez of Midtown Vets.

"I could feel a mass about the size of a grapefruit," Baez said.

Obviously, Wilson was scared. "We were freaking out," she said.

The surgery took about two hours, and what Baez ended up pulling out of Lake's stomach looked like a gruesome science experiment.

"We were able to extract a perfect mold of her stomach," Baez said.

"Inside the mold, there were bits of the bottle and grass."
Um, ew.

Baez said Lake was back to normal within a matter of a few hours, tail wags and all"

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/14/health/dog-glue-stomach-trnd/index.html

I'm so glad this worked out!

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Reply Dog swallows Gorilla Glue; vet extracts perfect mold of stomach (Original post)
NWCorona Jun 2016 OP
irisblue Jun 2016 #1
NWCorona Jun 2016 #2
roody Jun 2016 #3
NWCorona Jun 2016 #4
magical thyme Jun 2016 #10
jmowreader Jun 2016 #11
shenmue Jun 2016 #5
csziggy Jun 2016 #6
NWCorona Jun 2016 #7
jmowreader Jun 2016 #12
csziggy Jun 2016 #13
Judi Lynn Jun 2016 #8
NWCorona Jun 2016 #9

Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 08:11 PM

1. geez...dogs...mine ate Mardi Grai beads

that were on a countertop in a baggie for at least 2 weeks
......dogs......humans are so lucky they hooked up with us.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 08:15 PM

2. I had a cat that would eat the oddest things and had to two surgeries

similar to the dog in this article. Fun times😀

Lucky he lived to have a full life!

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 08:57 PM

3. How is this done? Is the stomach

cut open or do they get it back up through the mouth, or what?

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Response to roody (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 08:59 PM

4. That's a good question.

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Response to roody (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 15, 2016, 11:51 AM

10. they had to cut open her stomach

 

if you go to the link, there's a photo of the model of her stomach.

It's a good thing she ate as much grass as she did. It's mainly a huge, stomach-shaped wad of glued together grass. Way to big to ever have tried to fish out.

When I first read this, all I could think of was how was she still alive. If the glue had dried to the mucosal lining of the stomach wall, I don't know how they could possibly have gotten it out without destroying her stomach in the process.

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Response to roody (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 16, 2016, 05:42 AM

11. They would have had to cut the stomach open

Gorilla Glue is a "single-component polyurethane adhesive." Polyurethane consists of two chemicals that react to form a plastic when you mix them together; one of them contains a catalyst that kicks off the reaction. Gorilla Glue uses water as the catalyst, so they can sell you the two chemicals mixed together. (This is why the people who make Gorilla Glue tell you to dampen one surface.) Unfortunately for this poor dog, polyurethane foam was invented when someone accidentally got water into a batch of polyurethane...and Gorilla Glue forms a hard polyurethane foam. I'm pretty sure if you had a mold and a half-gallon of Gorilla Glue you could make a surfboard; it gets that hard. So...dog eats Gorilla Glue, Gorilla Glue reaches stomach, stomach contents kick the PUR reaction off, within an hour Fido has a plaster cast of the inside of his stomach.

(On edit: This is also why you store your Gorilla Glue bottle with the nozzle pointing straight down. If there's any moisture in the air where you live, it'll cure the top layer of the glue in the bottle. If you set the bottle on the shelf with the nozzle up, you won't be able to get the glue to come out. So...everyone who has Gorilla Glue in the house, store it in a small drinking glass with the nozzle down.)

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 10:58 PM

5. Yiped

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 11:24 PM

6. The state lab used to have a display of things found in pets' stomachs

In the mid-1950s my 4-H club got to tour the state lab that does all the testing for animals. One of their most elaborate displays was a large glass wall case with all sorts of things that had been found inside animals' stomachs. The more interesting things were from pets - money, golf balls, kids' toys, etc. Cows supplied lots of hardware - three hammer heads were found in one cow's stomach. And they had stuff found in wildlife, too, though I am certain that is a bigger problem now than it was fifty years ago.

For the laughs: The 30 Craziest Things a Dog Has Ever Eaten!

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Response to csziggy (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 14, 2016, 11:29 PM

7. Now you have me thinking of that movie Snatch with that dog who swallowed a big diamond.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 16, 2016, 05:46 AM

12. Have you heard of Hardware Disease in cattle?

Cows swallow metal. It's what they do. If Something Is Not Done the metal will kill your cow. The "something" is to feed your cows magnets when they're still calves, one per customer.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 16, 2016, 10:30 AM

13. Yes - and seen what can happen if it's not treated

I've also seen horses who died of hardware disease. Not from eating the metal but from getting cut up from being kept in junkyards and having infections that took over from lack of treatment. THAT place should have had the cops called on it!

When we bought our farm it had been a pig farm for 35 years. The children worked in restaurants and brought garbage home to feed the pigs. The place was filled with inedible garbage. There buckets filled with bent up eating utensils, piles of chipped plates, and stacks of cups and serving pieces - and that was just the stuff that might be used. The rest had been thrown in the pig pens and ground into the muck.

We spent YEARS cleaning the place up and hauled tons of garbage off the place. Even so when we built our house thirty years after buying the farm we still found junk at the house site. In addition to more eating utensils, we found an entire metal bed frame with springs, lots of broken crockery, and a few more buckets of junk.

Old plastic lasts forever - we still find condiment packets that are in one piece with the printing still legible.

Our work was worth it. After all that we never had a single horse show up with nails in their feet or with injuries from old metal.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Wed Jun 15, 2016, 05:07 AM

8. Sure glad Lake's person, Krystal Wilson was watchful enough to get her to the doctor in time. Wow!nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 15, 2016, 07:21 AM

9. Indeed!

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