It is a little known fact that crazy glue was actually invented for heart surgery.  Fairly deep cuts can be cleaned thoroughly and then closed using butterfly strips and crazy glue!


However, and THIS IS IMPORTANT, instead of glueing the actual wound closed, it works best to crazy glue the butterfly strips to the skin on either side (going across) the wound, so that fluids can still seep from the wound, if need be, and air can get at it.  Then cover with a no-stick gauze bandage and wrap again with gauze wrap.  After this, I like to use a standard ace bandage, as it adds stability to the existing wrap and keeps the under-wrap pretty clean.   This summer when my dog cut her pas on a piece of glass, I also found these great slip-on, tubular, elastic bandages, which I used as the last layer or medical wrapping.  If the wound is on the paw, long socks (or children’s socks) can be used to keep bandages covering wound and butterfly strips clean and in place.

Slip on tubular bandages.

Change as often as needed, though normally once daily, or once in the morning and once at night, will suffice for a dog, assuming they are not getting it too filthy or wet during the day.  The glue on the butterfly strips will normally pull away naturally each day or two.  Simply add a fresh dot of crazy glue on the end and replace or replace entire butterfly strip.

If your dog won’t leave the wound alone, you may need a cone of shame for them, especially at night, so they don’t dismantle your efforts.

Hope this helps someone out there!*

(NOTE: By no means am I a veterinarian or trying to substitute for veterinary care!  If a wound is scary enough, a vet should be seen.  This is merely advice for clean, not too deep or serious cuts.  It can also be used on humans!)

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