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Old 07-27-2016, 11:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Do You Lift a Leg When Your Dog is Stung by Jellyfish?



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You’ve heard that when someone gets stung by a jellyfish, you pee on the wound. But what do you do when it happens to your dog?

For those of us with pets that enjoy the great outdoors, we know that natural perils exist. From nosy cats and bee stings to playful pooches that get the wrong end of a skunk (or porcupine); stuff happens.

One has to wonder what you do when the more 'exotic' injury occurs like a snake bite or worse… you’re walking along a beach when Rover steps on a jellyfish!

I can tell you from googling sites for human stings that any interaction with these gelatinous blobs hurts. Seriously hurts. So you’re going to need to jump in with quick and decisive assistance ASAP in order to minimize the pain and actually prevent the injury from spreading.

Right off the mark, understand that this type of injury isn’t akin to a bee sting that will diminish over time. A jellyfish sting releases thousands of extremely small barbs that hook into your skin and release venom. Get the picture? The venom typically causes a painful red rash but can also result in illness so take it seriously.
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Re: Do You Lift a Leg When Your Dog is Stung by Jellyfish?

I'm a couple of weeks shy of 71.

If my dog gets stung by a jelly fish he may just may die waiting.
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Re: Do You Lift a Leg When Your Dog is Stung by Jellyfish?

Bob, I didn't get what this was about. Is the question do you piss on your dog if he's stung by a jellyfish? Who chooses these topics to post? I bet it's you huh?

71… speaking of I was just thinking about my 71 Mustang the other day. If I don't get to catch ya on your birthday. Happy Birthday in advance!
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Old 07-29-2016, 01:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Not me for sure!

As a Moderator I read pretty much every post and some I just find hard to resist commenting on.

Oldest daughter was born in 71 and her second car was a really sweet 71 Mustang with a Cleveland Motor in it.

Like me and MANY cars I've had she regretted selling it within days after doing it.

Thanks on the BD wish. 9/5/45

49th Wedding anniversary same week 9/9/67

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When living in QLD, i had vinegar in the car. for jelly fish stings.
would i piss on my dog? if i had no vinegar. Im 52, they'd die waiting im afraid.
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Thanks Shelle but it's a bit early yet.

All joking aside one of the things mentioned in the OP question was a dog getting skunked.

A skunk spraying a dog in very close quarters can actually kill the dog.

Having done yrs of earthwork with terriers I've know it to happen.

One of my hunting partners was a Vet and she said it creates a toxic shock syndrome.

For that reason we always carried saline solution to give the dog through IV drip.

We never had to use it but, again, I have known dogs that it happened to.

The IV keep the kidneys flushed out and the dog would be fine the next day or so.

The dog can be fine the next day and dead the next without the IV.

Many vets don't even know about this.

I REPEAT, this is something that can happen when a dog is sprayed in very close quarters.

A "normal" skunk sprayed dog is more often then not out in the open such as your back yard.
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wow, that picture in the post looks just like a jelly fish to me.

Skunks sound like another dog menace.
Are they like badgers, that would take out our hunting dogs easily.
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wow, that picture in the post looks just like a jelly fish to me.

Skunks sound like another dog menace.
Are they like badgers, that would take out our hunting dogs easily.
Not like badgers in that they aren't fighter but the have scent glands that can make a strong man cry and it's hell to wash off.

The American badge is a different animal then the Euro animal in that it's a nasty tempered loner that only a fool would put a dog to.

Definitely not an animal that will live in groups like the Euro badger.

The American badger has been documented to run a Grizzly bear and 3-4 wolves off a deer carcass.
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Re: Do You Lift a Leg When Your Dog is Stung by Jellyfish?

Skunks are about the size of a cat and are slow moving and a little bit stupid. There are lots of them around, even in the city.

Getting a face full of skunk spray is highly unpleasant for the dog, and will make the dog drool and cough and roll around on the grass and feel very sorry for themselves. Usually though, the skunk doesn't get a direct hit and you just end up with a highly unpleasant smelling dog and a whole lot of skunk smell in the air. It seems to be one of those things, that despite all the sprays and remedies and recipes, is really hard to get the smell out and every time the weather is a little bit damp, you can smell it on the dog.

While most dogs don't seem to learn, or "oh look, kitty!" overtakes their brain before they process "black with white stripe, not kitty", some do, and at least some learn to avoid skunks. Not all, I had one old Labx that figured out how to kill them and then would roll in the bodies. Guess who got to ride in the back of the pickup truck that day?
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Re: Do You Lift a Leg When Your Dog is Stung by Jellyfish?

I've seen many earth dogs that were retired from hunting simply because they declared war when getting into it wth dangerous foes.

Snakes, skunks, raccoons, porcupines, you name it.

You would think they would learn.

I retired one of my Border terriers from earth work because of his willingness to war with raccoons in the ground.
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