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Tori bitten by fire ant

Poor Tori! She was out in the backyard about 1/2 an hour ago w/me and my grandchildren. Everyone was happy and playing, when I noticed Tori shaking her head, pawing at her nose/mouth, and shaking her head. When I investigated I found part of a dead fire ant stuck on her mustache. I knew what it was because the kids and I had just discovered an ant hole a few minutes earlier and I warned them to stay away from it. I never thought about Tori investigating it

Well, I immediately washed the side of her mouth that seemed to be bothering her, put an ice cube on it and called the vet. I was told to give her Benedryl and watch to see if the area should begin to swell excessively or if she showed any symptoms of distress.

Let this be a warning to others to watch out!

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Oh, poor Tori! Are fire ant bites dangerous? I don't think we have them in the SF/Bay Area (or I've never seen them). I hope she'll be o.k. Thanks for the warning!

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Poor Tori, give her some belly rubs and kisses from me and the boys.

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Oh, poor Tori! Fire ant bites HURT!

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Oh little Tori- I hope she is feeling better after the benadryl! Just when you removed all of those bad plants out of your yard too!

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Poor Tori!!! I hope the Ice and Benadryl will take care of the problem Pablo loves to stick his head into everything as well. He constantly rubs his nose into ant hills and has lots of red sand in his nostrils, luckily he hasn't met fire ants yet.

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Poor little Tori. I hope the ice and Benadryl does the trick.

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Kisses to Tori!! Those fire ants can be so so nasty!!! Hope she feels better soon!!

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Oh poor Tori. I hope ice and benedryl is all she needs!




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So sorry to hear little Tori got bit - hope she doesn't have any problems

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