Vets find hardened mass inside dog who ate bottle of Gorilla Glue


#21

IIRC, cats don’t have sweet recepors on their taste buds at all. They evolved to be obligate apex predators in arid environments, so sweet receptors would be a waste of DNA anyway.

To a cat, all chocolate tastes like baking chocolate.


#22

Good for making me feel foolish paying for preformulated Fire-Resistant Great Stuf (different urethane glue with emphasis on mo’ better bubble) like someone who can’t mix mint into lanolin. I wanted Fire-Reactive too. Then there are 5 other varieties, and I’m going to feel super foolish when they crank out Redstone Great Stuf. At that point I’m going to order a punching bag with a paper from this week in Sciencemag.org on it, nee’ “Cerium stabilizes thin-film perovskite solar cells for long-duration solar exposure.”

As long as the cat can’t torture the glue bottle or get a reaction pulling out its hair before it tries a few bites, it’s not going to go for even bluefin sashimi glue. Bluefin tuna sashimi yarnball glue…hopefully comes with the number for vet insurance.


#23

TAPE! Crinkly things!


#24

The primary bad thing cats like to swallow seems to be rubber bands and associated rubber items.


#25

… where it is too dark to read.


#26

Dammit, I was halfway through a paraphrased Groucho joke when I read this.


#27

We call that “kitty Roca” at my hospital.


#28

Man, I wish it was endoscopically with the “claw”, but no… Surgical retrieval.

I’ve got tons of fun stories about GI foreign bodies: A pug that had a stone removed from his small intestine (blocked) once a year for three consecutive years… The golden retriever that had to have a resection/anastamosis due to a necrotic section of bowel (it was a “build a bear” doll head). The list goes on. Dogs eat TONS of weird stuff. My wife saw a dog that ate a glass meth pipe at her practice (it was of course “the neighbor’s”)…


#29

Good timing, who knows what was inside that hardened mass.


#30

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