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Gorilla Glue Poisoning in Dogs and Cats
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith
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Toxin
Diphenylmethane diisocyanate

Source
Gorilla Glue Premium Brand, Elmer's Probond

General Information
After being exposed to moisture, this product is able to expand to many times its original volume. If ingested in its liquid form (e.g., by licking up a spill, a towel, or item being glued) it can form a hard "foam-like" foreign body, generally in the stomach. An obstruction of the digestive tract can then occur.

Toxic Dose
Not determined for dog and cat.

Signs
Enlarged abdomen, bloated in appearance, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, anxiety, vomiting (perhaps with blood), hyperventilation, labored breathing, lethargy. If only very small amounts are ingested, an irritation of the gastrointestinal tract can occur, which may cause vomiting loss of appetite, and abdominal pain.

Immediate Action
Inducing vomiting is not recommended as the mass could become lodged in the esophagus or could enter the lungs. Seek veterinary attention.

Veterinary Care
General treatment: If a foreign body occurs, the recommendation is to surgically remove it. The use of bulking agents to push the foreign body through the gastrointestinal tract is generally not successful. The bulking agent can become trapped in the glue formation instead of helping to push the foreign body through. The induction of vomiting is not recommended.

Supportive treatment: IV fluids and IV antibiotics as determined by veterinarian.

Specific treatment: Unavailable.

Prognosis
Variable

Prevention
Remove pets from areas in which the product is being used and clean up all spills immediately.


Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.


If you think your pet has been poisoned...

Contact your veterinarian or one of the Animal Poison Hotlines (listed below) if you think your pet may have accidentally received or been given an overdose of the medication.

**ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center - 24-hour service available throughout North America.
www.aspca.org/apcc

1-888-4ANI-HELP (1-888-426-4435). $65.00 per case, billed to caller's credit card.

Follow-up calls can be made for no additional charge by dialing 888-299-2973.

There is no charge when the call involves a product covered by the Animal Product Safety Service.

**Pet Poison Helpline - 24-hour service available throughout North America for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.

1-800-213-6680 ($59.00 per incident). Staffed 24-hours a day.

Updated 6/20/17


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