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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-08-2009, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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Stung by a Bee!!!

While walking JJ in the park on Saturday, he was stung by a Bee. At first I really did not know what it was as he started kicking his right hind leg and acting really nervous. I could totally tell something was wrong so I picked him up and he started Yelping really loud. Once he stoped yelping I put him down and he started limping, he would not put his hind leg down for one second. I immediately picked him up and went straight to the Emergency animal hospital. Once there they could tell he was stung by a Bee. Poor baby got three shot that very day. He continued to limp for a day and then seemed fine.

Its been 5 days since then and now it seems both hind paws are extremely sore as he continues licking them and he will not let me go near his hind paws. I dont know what to do. Should I take him back to the vet and spend another $150 or is this completely normal? I just dont want my poor baby to be in any more pain.
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witch hazel is really good (for humans) for stings/bites and swelling.
it feels cool when applied. buy it at most drug stores. it reduces the swelling and itch.

i've never tried it on a dog but it might help.

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I think since he is licking his paws, then the witch hazel probably isn't a good idea.
I would say it is a good idea, I just don't think it should be something he could lick. What about just cool ice pack with a towel wrapped around it?

I don't know what to say about the licking......maybe it is an allergic reaction and it isn't out of his system yet? Maybe it is even an allergic reaction to one of the shots he got?

Did the vet give tell you any instructions on giving any antihistamine the next few days after it happened? I imagine one of the shots would have been an antihistamine, but I can't imagine what the other two are. Well, maybe one might have been a steriod??

Can you put a call into your regular vet and tell them what the three shots were, then mention the continued licking, and ask if you could try a low dose of an antihistamine, such as benadryl (I guess for this small a dog you would have to use liquid)?

That is the only thing that I can even think of.....but I wouldn't give anything without running it by your regular vet first under this circumstance and since he got three shots of ??? only a few days ago.

Hope he is feeling all better tomorrow.
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I would suggest Benadryl as well as I know of many dogs that react well to that when they have allergies or insect bites. Tea tree oil, used on humans' bites, is very toxic to dogs, so I'd be careful about any 'natural' remedies...

Poor JJ! Is he feeling any better now?

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