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Unhappy Stung by a Wasp

Poor Sally had the misfortune of putting her paw on a wasp and it stung her. I felt so sorry for her as she was wimpering with the most pathetic sound and holding her little paw off the ground. Unfortunately, all I could do was cuddle her to try to sooth her. Is there any safe remedy for wasp/bee stings that can be used on dogs? I know when I get stung it really hurts so I can just imagine how it must affect a little puppy.

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-18-2007, 02:41 PM
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Oh, poor Sally!

Isn't there a home remedy that people use that is a paste of baking soda and water? I'm not sure about it, but I would think that would be safe for her. Otherwise, you can probably put some Allercaine on it. There is a topic that was posted recently called "Ants" (linked here). I see Kara mentions the baking soda paste, so both options were listed for stings & bites.

If you feel the need to give her an antihistamine, I'd call the vet's office first to make sure you get the dosage amount correct from them.

I hope she feels totally normal soon.
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Thanks for the baking soda tip....I should have thought of that. The stinging sensation is caused by acetic acid so it makes sense that baking soda ( a base) would neutralize it.

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I would try tobacco.

Do you know anyone that smokes? Neighbor?

Mix up some tobacco with water and put it on her paw. They do that around here for humans, it is supposed to help draw out the venom. I've personally done it to myself and it DOES help.

I suppose it wouldn't hurt a dog as long as it isn't ingested.

Gucci was stung by a wasp when she was VERY little! Poor baby. I posted a thread on it months back, similar title.

She was mad at my husband for awhile (he pulled the wasp off her nose) and she associated him w/ the pain But they are best buddies now.

I hope she feels better soon!

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I hope sally feels better soon.




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Oh, and..

I had to use the baking soda when Gucci was stung because she was stung on her upper lip/lower nose Poor baby, she just wanted to snuggle and cry for an hour or so.

But if it was the paw, I would've used tobacco. I figured it was too close to her mouth to risk ingestion.

I deal with more jellyfish stings than wasp stings, but they are all the same Very painful.

Hugs to Sally!
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ooch poor girl, I hope she is feeling better.

Kara interesting about tobacco, I never heard that before, always good to know.

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There are some more ideas on this page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee_sting

Tobacco is listed on there too, and meat tenderizer, I had forgotten about that one! Some of us have that on hand.

Something about the tobacco neutralizes the sting. I read about it on the "ask a scientist" website, but it wouldn't let me cut and paste. lol

How is Sally now?

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Sorry to hear about Sally's sting! Ouch! I wouldn't have known about the baking soda paste, so glad I read it. You never know if nor when it might come in handy!




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Poor baby, I hope she feels better. It's just a matter of time before Nigel gets bit by something, he's always after bugs.

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