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Dear Daisy Dog

Our dog likes glue. She sniffs it out wherever it is and would probably eat it if we didn’t catch her. Is glue toxic?

Daisy Responds

Most glues are relatively safe, though you won’t catch me sampling that particular cuisine.

I’d be afraid I would chew on a tube of SuperGlue, and my lips would be stuck together forever.

Worse for us dogs than products like SuperGlue is Gorilla Glue, which expands to three or four times its original volume once swallowed.

The wad of glue isn’t broken down by stomach acids, and often it’s too large to pass through the intestines.

When that happens, the mass of glue can only be removed surgically – which makes Gorilla Glue a pretty expensive bottle of glue.

So keep all glues – but especially Gorilla Glue and SuperGlue – in a drawer, safely away from pets.

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