A recent story of a 6 month-old Weimaraner named Lake who swallowed half a bottle of Gorilla Glue stunned the world. Gorilla Glue, which has a sweet taste that helps explain why Lake wanted some, expands and hardens in the stomach. See the video for time-lapse footage of Gorilla Glue hardening in water. And then, if you can stomach it (pun intended!), check out the picture of the obstruction that was removed during Lake’s surgery.
But first, here’s a picture of sweet Lake: hale, hearty, and no worse for the wear.
What happens in a dog’s stomach when they eat Gorilla Glue
Here’s what the vet removed from Lake’s stomach. It’s a perfect mold!
More dogs who swallowed weird things and lived
Lake certainly isn’t the only dog who ate something crazy and lived to tell the tale.
Veterinary Practice News holds a yearly “They Ate What?” X-ray contest for veterinarians, when they share fascinating stories of wildly inappropriate dog ingestions just like Lake’s. Here are 5 impressive feats of swallowing. Now, WHY dogs want to eat bizarre things is another story.
Jake the Staffy: 7″ knife
How wee puppy Jake managed to ingest a knife almost as long as his body remains a mystery. However, the X-ray clearly shows the foreign object skewering him from the inside. It’s amazing that he survived—and thrived.
Cody the Golden: 5 rubber duckies
Cody’s family kept replacing the baby’s bath time rubber ducky until Mom watched Cody steal the latest duck right out of the bathtub! The family was shocked to find not one, but five, rubber duckies in Cody’s stomach.
Mylo the boxer: 12 baby pacifiers
If one is good, a dozen is better, right? Mylo ate every pacifier in the house but was still unsatisfied. Hopefully Mylo has grown out of that phase!
Zeus the doberman: 26 golf balls
Fore! Zeus loved chasing golf balls in the backyard, but no one knew he was eating them until he got sick. His vet claimed the most he’d ever seen inside a dog before was 5. Zeus must be the Greek god of golf?
Oregon Great Dane: 43 (and a half) socks
You have to see it to believe it! A three year-old Great Dane swallowed a record 43 1/2 socks before behavior changes indicated a problem. How long did he carry those around in his belly? I always blamed the dryer for mismatched socks. Now we know it’s the dog.