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Super Glue For Minor Cuts

When you cannot get a cut or wound on a pet to stop bleeding and you have tried absolutely everything, try super glue!

Our Great Dane was bleeding profusely from the tip of his ear, and we could not get it to stop. Literally, blood was everywhere. Of course, we live in a very rural area and it was at night. There is no such thing as an emergency vet anywhere close.

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We had used a styptic pencil (we didn't have any styptic powder), bread, paper napkins, flour, New Skin, and we even tried cauterizing the wound. Nothing staunched the flow of blood. We were beside ourselves and quite frustrated. We also were concerned that our beloved Charlie might bleed to death.

I was wracking my brain and talking with my sister-in-law. She asked if there was a small flap of skin that I could just stitch together. There wasn't, but I did, almost jokingly, say I could super glue the ear. At the same time, my sister-in-law said, "You know, they do use super glue to glue cuts together and in surgery sometimes."

In desperation, after once again cleaning the ear, I super glued a small piece of paper napkin to Charlie's ear.

Guess what, after literally several hours and a lot of anguish, the bleeding stopped! We were finally being able to look closely at Charlie's ear without all of the blood. We discovered that the wound was right at the tip of the ear and that a small blood vessel was opened at the wound site.

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So, when nothing else works, remember, you can stop the bleeding with a paper napkin and super glue.

By Avery Davis-Fletcher from Langley, OK

Super Glue For Minor Cuts
 

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January 17, 20112 found this helpful

Another option that may have worked is duct tape. It is very sterile (according to a doctor I visited) and may have possibly covered and closed the whole wound. Great job with the super glue though. Wouldn't have worked for me. My super glue is always dried up by the time I go to use it.

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January 18, 20113 found this helpful

Hi, Suntydt. We tried duct tape too. It didn't work either. I always store my super glue in an upright position in a very small glass or other small container.

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I finally got smart after visiting nail salons where they also store it that way. Now, I don't have the problem of it drying up.

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January 18, 20113 found this helpful

This also works on people cuts, too. Great for dry winter cracking skin! The doctors and nurses use super glue in the ER on their minor cuts and cracks.

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January 18, 20113 found this helpful

I did the same about a year ago to my boxer mix who had her ear spilt. No matter where on the ear it always bleeds alot and is hard to stop. Then there is the head shaking and the blood goes everywhere especially up on the walls. The only problem is that the super glue does sting somewhat when applied.

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A smaller or a sensitive dog might yell out as it touches the wound as my dog did. But it did also stop the bleeding. There is an over the counter glue that can be used and found in the first aid area. Might be better to keep some on hand as I now do.

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December 12, 20133 found this helpful

I use super glue all the time for cuts. Especially those paper cuts that really hurt. Also for those really cracked hands during the winter time. A really great product for that is O-Keeffe's Working Hands. They also have it for feet. You can find it home supply stores, drug stores, and retail stores. We pick ours up at the local Home Depot in the paint dept. My husband really uses this during the winter. His hands crack like crazy.

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March 7, 20153 found this helpful

Thank you so much! My cat's ear was bleeding and wouldn't quit. None of the other home remedies worked for more than a few seconds.

I have 3 sons, so I don't know why I didn't think about crazy glue.

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They've all had stuff glued shut. It worked right away and is holding fine 2 hours later.

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May 13, 20190 found this helpful

great tip-thanks!gorgeous dog too!xx

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