My Dog Ate Eyelash Glue What Should I Do?

By Kyoko •  Updated: 10/20/22 •  3 min read
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My Dog Ate Eyelash Glue What Should I Do?

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Does anyone in your home use eyelash glue? This is a very common item in many homes that have dogs! And you know dogs! They may become curious about what you’re using. Some dogs may even wonder what they’re missing out on and try to eat eyelash glue! But what happens if a dog eats eyelash glue?

Has your dog eaten eyelash glue? Are you worried the eyelash glue will make your dog sick? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be scary when your dog eats something like this.

We’ve put together information about eyelash glue and whether it can make a dog sick. Let’s get started!

What is Eyelash Glue?

Eyelash glue is an adhesive substance that’s used to help false eyelashes and lash extensions in place. This is a glue that’s specially formulated to be safe for use on the eyelid.

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Eyelash glue is usually made with cyanoacrylate and formaldehyde. When used correctly, eyelash glue is safe. However, what happens if a dog eats eyelash glue?

Eyelash Glue & Dogs

Eyelash glue contains chemicals that can be toxic; however, the amounts of cyanoacrylate and formaldehyde are extremely low in the products. The adhesive also contains other ingredients in very low amounts that could make a dog sick. So, your dog would have to eat a lot of eyelash glue to be poisoned.

Even so, eyelash glue can cause some GI issues in dogs.

One more problem could be if the dog has eaten the container of eyelash glue. The tube could become lodged in the intestines and cause an intestinal obstruction. This condition can cause death if not treated.

Symptoms of Eyelash Glue Ingestion in Dogs

You may notice these symptoms if your dog eats eyelash glue:

If you notice any of these symptoms in your dog, call the vet right away. This may not be an emergency; however, your dog needs treatment ASAP. Eyelash glue can cause inflammation that is quite painful and results in the symptoms above.

If your dog has eaten the eyelash glue tube, then call the vet right away. Your fur baby could be in danger of developing an obstruction in the intestines. The vet will provide information on how to best help your dog in that situation.

Some dogs may develop vomiting and diarrhea that last longer than 24 hours. In that case, it’s also necessary to call the vet. The issue is that these symptoms can lead to dehydration in dogs. The vet has medications that can help stop diarrhea and vomiting. They can also treat your dog with IV fluids to help him rehydrate.

The good news is that most dogs will make a full recovery if they receive prompt medical treatment. And as always, prevention is the best medicine. Be sure to keep all makeup and adhesives out of your dog’s reach.

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Kyoko

Kyoko is from a family of 3 and moved to New York with her parents and siblings when she was 13. Kyoko is fond of spending a great amount of time with pets, specifically her beagle Luna and cat Missy. Her boyfriend often complains that she spends too much time giving attention to their animals. Kyoko has written dozens of articles concerning pets and is aiming at owning a pet shop one day!

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