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Does anyone know what to do about dogs being bit by a bee? I'm at work and my female's mouth has sollen and my wife tried to contact a vet but none has responded (smallllll town). We've never seen a snake in our yard but a lot of bumble bees.
 

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Insect Stings and Bites:

* Remove the stinger with tweezers. Or scrape out the stinger, moving parallel to the skin surface, to reduce the chance of pumping more venom into the dog's skin.

* Bathe the stung area with a solution of baking soda and water.

* Immediately apply ice packs to reduce swelling (lining the pack with cloth or a thin towel). Do this frequently for 5 minutes at a time.

* One way to treat bee stings is to give the dog Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth. Typical dosages: for cats and dogs under 30 pounds, give 10 mg...dogs 30 to 50 pounds, give 25 mg...dogs over 50 pounds, give 50 mg. Use only the plain Benadryl formula.

* A swollen muzzle often indicates a bee sting.

* Stings and bites can cause severe reactions. If there is major swelling, or the animal seems disoriented, sick or has trouble moving or breathing, go to the vet immediately. Even if your pet seems fine, watch him carefully for 24 hours.

* Dogs with short and thin fur are more prone to spider bites and scorpion stings. The venom can be very dangerous
 

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Ken Thompson said:
Well, the ice pack is out. Jetta says none of that. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Hint (for humans and dogs): Always keep a small bag or two of of cheap frozen peas on hand. Less rigid, more malleable, easy to hold......... great ice pack.
 

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Thanks again, everything is fine. The Benadryl worked and the swelling is gone. She did look like a bulldog for a while. The vet finally called and said to give her Benadryl and watch her to make sure she stayed alert. :D :D :D :D
 

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Connie Sutherland said:
Ken Thompson said:
Well, the ice pack is out. Jetta says none of that. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Hint (for humans and dogs): Always keep a small bag or two of of cheap frozen peas on hand. Less rigid, more malleable, easy to hold......... great ice pack.
I think Ken was saying the dog wasn't cool with something frozen strapped to its face? :lol: That's what my dog would say, she loves ice....EATING IT...balancing it or forcibly trying it on her snout would be another thing altogether. My guess is, same thing with peas. ;-)
 

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Woody, isn't someone calling you? :lol:

Actually, even my senile brain caught that part.

Hold the bag against the spot for as long as the dog will hold still, and keep doing it (for future reference). Even a few seconds every couple of minutes will help a lot with swelling.

P.S. If it's Woody who has a swollen muzzle, just stuff the bag of peas in his mouth.

Lima beans will work in a pinch.
 

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Connie Sutherland said:
Hold the bag against the spot for as long as the dog will hold still, and keep doing it (for future reference). Even a few seconds every couple of minutes will help a lot with swelling.
And make your dog traumatized by frozen vegetables. Not good if you get attacked by frozen french-fry-wielding muggers. And you're gonna be really embarassed if your dog goes belly up every time you open up a bag of frozen corn in the kitchen.

P.S. If it's Woody who has a swollen muzzle, just stuff the bag of peas in his mouth.

Lima beans will work in a pinch.
Ice cream shuts me up.
 

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Thanks Jerry for your help. You were the first I called while waiting on a response on this forum. It's good to know knowledgable people and when you need them, you can get a quick response.

Thanks to all.

Woody, Jetta is still in tack and not traumatized by frozen vegetables. :lol: :lol: :lol: or bees she was chasing them the next day. I had to spray the little burgers. :wink:
 
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