When this glue comes into contact with saliva & gastric fluids, it expands & hardens in your dog’s digestive tract creating a deadly blockage. Symptoms include:
loss of appetite
Keep this type of glue well out of reach of your dog, quickly clean up any spills, and dispose of contaminated paper towel or rags where your dog can get to them.
If you suspect your dog has ingested ANY of this type of glue, get her to a veterinarian immediately. Even a small amount of glue can be deadly. Just 2-3 teaspoons turned into this 6×8″, 1lb. hard lump pictured below that had to be surgically removed.
This video shows just how much a small amount of this glue can expand when it contacts moisture.
Protect your dog. You wear a seat belt, your kids wear a seat belt, your pets should be belted in with a harness.
Protect yourself. If not restrained, your dog will become a projectile in an accident and cause great injury to the human occupants—at 30 mph, a 60-pound dog can cause an impact of 2,500 pounds.
Protect emergency aid workers. A terrified or injured animal is unpredictable and could keep paramedics from helping or might even injure them. Police might choose to shoot your dog if they fear for their safety.
Keep your dog from running away after an accident. An unrestrained dog could run off in fear or run into traffic and get hurt.
Prevent distraction of the driver, blocking of the driver’s view, or interference with operation of the vehicle.
Prevent your dog from being ejected from the car or jumping out the window.
Prevent your dog from jumping out when you stop and open the car door.
Prevent car sickness and stress. Your dog will feel more secure and won’t have to keep bracing himself for the movement of the car.
Prevent your dog from sticking its head out the window where it could be injured.
Prevent damage to the interior of your car from an uncontrolled dog.
Catster has a terrific list of easy-to-do things that can help your pets get through an emergency and includes several tips I hadn’t considered. These are three I thought were particularly good.
A Together Tag registers your pet in a national network and allows you to have multiple contacts listed. This means you can have an out-of-state contact in the event that local calls aren’t going through. Microchips are still important, but getting access to someone with a scanner may be impossible after a disaster. The Together Tag is more insurance that you’ll be reunited with your pet.
Scan or photograph the labels of your pet’s medication and upload to a photo-sharing site. Be sure to black out your personal information.
Make detailed Emergency Instruction cards for your pets—include information on medications, food, who you want to have custody of your pet if your’re incapacitated or killed—and put the cards in a prominent place like the back of your front door. Consider one for your wallet, so if something happens to you, emergency responders will know your have animals dependent on you.