1. Vetbond tissue adhesive must be at room temperature before use. Do not heat.
2. Remove bottle cap. To open, cut off bottle tip with scissors or blade. Place flexible applicator tip on bottle.
3. Vetbond adhesive may be used between stainless steel staples, but application of adhesive on staples may interfere with staple removal.
4. When finished, remove excess adhesive in vial tip by holding bottle upright and gently squeeze single drop of adhesive out of tip onto a paper towel. Wipe bottle tip with the same paper towel. Replace bottle cap. Expel adhesive from applicator tip by pushing air through it from a standard syringe.
1. Clip hair from site.
2. Wash with anti-bacterial soap, rinse and dry.
3. Apply preoperative prep (3M™ DuraPrep™ Surgical Solution, povidone-iodine preparations, chlorhexidine or isopropyl alcohol).
4. Allow the prep solution to completely dry prior to surgery.
5. After the surgical procedure is complete, approximate the edges of the wound/surgical incision.
6. Application site should be free of excess fluids for best adhesion and to avoid an excessive exothermic (heat generating) reaction.
7. Apply Vetbound adhesive sparingly to the surface of the site to form a thin layer. Thick applications will crack and lift prematurely.
8. Avoid touching moist surfaces with applicator tip.
9. Do not apply Vetbound tissue adhesive internally or below the epidermal layer.
1. Prepare surgical site as usual and amputate claws using routine surgical procedure.
2. Remove as much blood as possible from incision site by blotting.
3. Approximate the edges of the wound/surgical site and sparingly apply Vetbond tissue adhesive to cut surfaces of the skin using the plastic applicator tip provided. One drop for each digit should be sufficient. Caution: Do not allow Vetbond tissue adhesive to drip into the cavity. Any residual tissue adhesive below the closure site can cause foreign body reactions. Do not glue hair into site.
4. Hold skin edges for 5-10 seconds.
5. After completing the procedure, check for bleeding and reapply a drop of adhesive to the skin edges if necessary. Bleeding will normally stop within 5-10 minutes. Sutures or dressings are usually not needed, but a pressure bandage may be applied if warranted.