Do you enjoy working with epoxy resin? Many people have fun using the resin for arts and crafts. If you take a glance at YouTube, for instance, you’ll find many videos that teach people how to use the resin and what to use it for! It can be fun to work with epoxy resin, but what happens if a dog licks the resin?
Has your dog licked epoxy resin? Are you worried the epoxy resin will make your dog sick? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be scary when a dog does something like this.
In this article, we’ll take a look at epoxy resin and whether or not it can make a dog sick. Let’s get started!
What is Epoxy Resin?
Epoxy resin is a material that has a wide range of uses. It’s made by combining two different substances that are specifically matched to one another, such as a hardener. The hardener works to convert the liquid resin into a solid.
The resin can be used for so many purposes! For instance, it can be used to make jewelry, fix stone carpets (both inside and outside), used for art projects, and so much more.
While the epoxy resin is generally considered safe when used correctly, what happens if a dog licks the resin?
Epoxy Resin & Dogs
The good news is that epoxy resin is not toxic to dogs if ingested. However, the resins may cause gastrointestinal issues, sedation, dizziness, depression of breathing, and even a coma.
If your dog has licked only a small amount of epoxy resin, chances are he will have a stomach ache, diarrhea, and vomiting. These should not last longer than 24 hours. If they last longer, then it’s time to call the vet. The concern is that your dog could become dehydrated from repeated rounds of diarrhea and vomiting.
What to Do If Your Dog Has Licked Epoxy Resin
For dogs that have licked only a small amount of the resin, it’s OK to monitor them for symptoms. And definitely call the vet if your dog develops any symptoms that seem more severe or are making you worried. The vet will be the best source of information on what needs to be done to help your canine companion.
If a dog has licked up a large amount of epoxy resin, we recommend calling the vet right away to get their advice.