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My dog chewed and possibly digested...
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SurgicalApple posted:
My dog Malakhai, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, somehow managed to get into a section of my first aid kit two days ago. I noticed that he chewed on a DermaBond vial (i.e surgical skin adhesive) that I had in my kit. There was no solution left in the vial when I insepected it. Fortunately, there have not been any signs or symptoms of medically abnormal behavior (i.e. BP, temp, etc. are normal) He is eating and drinking fine, and defecating and urinating without any issue (my main concern was a possible GI issue). However, should a I still be worried for any, possible, further issues?

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AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
Sandy Willis, DVM, DACVIM responded:
Dear Surgical Apple,
Sorry for the delay in responding to you. I agree that most substances, when not having a direct toxic principle, result in GI signs.
We do use skin adhesives for closure in veterinary medicine. I can't easily find a toxicity principle, thus I would continue to watch your dog for any signs as you are currently doing.
It never hurts to contact your veterinarian so at least they know of the exposure.

Dr. Sandy


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