Please help!!! Puppy stung in eye lid by ground bee!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by chicks for better health, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. chicks for better health

    chicks for better health Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My puppy was stung in the eye lid by a ground bee a few hours ago. Now his eye is swollen almost shut. What should we do?
     
  2. ChuckenGirl

    ChuckenGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    go to the vet?


    Lol sorry but thats the first thing I would do.
     
  3. chickn

    chickn Away for a bit

    Apr 15, 2008
    New Hampshire
    i am almost certain you can give a dog benadryl, let me and you look that up
    Let's go through a few options for treating that bee sting based on some different scenarios.

    Your first priority should be to remove the stinger from your pet, as it will be left behind. Even though the bee has gone it is possible that the stinger is still seeping poison into your pet so you want to remove it as soon as possible. Use something with a bit of a sharper edge to scrape the stinger free from the skin.

    Your next step is to ensure that your pet is breathing properly. The poison from a bee sting can cause a pet to go into anaphylactic shock and you will know the signs of it if your pet appears weak, is trembling, vomiting, has diarrhea, is breathing quickly, wheezing, has pale gums, fever or actually collapses. Hopefully this situation does not present itself, but if it does time will critical at this point and you will want to get your pet emergency help immediately. During this time make sure you keep your pet warm and help to keep him or her conscious by putting some Karo Syrup or Honey on their gums.

    If the scenario we just discussed does not occur it is still likely that the sting will result in some swelling. If so, there are a number of things that you can do to help reduce the swelling and relieve your pet of its discomfort. You can use an over the counter antihistamine by administering 1 milligram for every pound of body weight, so a ten- pound animal would get about 3/4 of a teaspoon. You can also dab the antihistamine directly onto the site of the sting. You will probably need to repeat the dose every six to eight hours.

    You can also sooth your pet's pain by administering a cold pack to the affected area for approximately ten to thirty minutes several times a day. Or another option is to make a Baking Soda Poultice. Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda with enough water to create a thick paste and dab the mixture onto the swelled area. This could be a little bit messy if you are treating an area with thick or long hair so you may want to trim the area a bit beforehand. earthclinic.com
     
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  4. love-my-wolves

    love-my-wolves Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2008
    Front Royal, VA
    You should take him in to the vet/emergency vet. Bee stings can be nasty in themselves, but the eye needs meds now, or he could lose sight in it! Until you get there, put cold packs over it to keep swelling down. Good luck!!! Steph
     
  5. love-my-wolves

    love-my-wolves Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2008
    Front Royal, VA
    Yes, you can give benedryl, but it won't help the eye, it probably has a small puncture, that is why he needs some prescription eye meds. Benedryl is dosed by the childrens liquid, by weight of the animal (ie 50 lb dog gets the dose for a 50 lb child). Good luck!!!
     
  6. petlove

    petlove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Give your pup a benadryl.
     
  7. chicks for better health

    chicks for better health Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We gave him benadrl. I can not see where the sting actually is, so I can not remove it. I will try the baking soda.
     
  8. petlove

    petlove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The swelling will go down eventually. Also try a low dose asprin for the inflammation and pain.
     
  9. chicks for better health

    chicks for better health Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can he have both benadryl and asprin at the same time?
     
  10. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    Since he was stung in the eye lid, not the eye, give him one tab. of Benadryl. It should help with the swelling and any allergy issues. If it does not get better, call the vet. Not sure if it's the same for dogs, but the second time he gets stung could be the time to worry. Breathing should be normal if not then take to Vet he's having a reacation.
     

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