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#242808 - 07/15/12 02:33 PM Bee/Wasp sting experiences?
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Jazz.

She was in the yard, rarely alone. Heard her bark, she came in to the house, barked some more. Then she 3-footed over, shaking and shivering.

I was afraid it was a snake bite, but I see only one puncture wound.

Used benadryl and arnica and ledum. Packed the little puncture area with baking soda.

It's 3 hours later and she's stilll shaking and shivering that paw. Is that normal? Any ideas?
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#242812 - 07/15/12 03:09 PM Re: Bee/Wasp sting experiences? [Re: MaxaLisa]
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No ideas, but with her weight it's a big dose of toxin.

take care, you two, take care,

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#242813 - 07/15/12 03:44 PM Re: Bee/Wasp sting experiences? [Re: Mary Jane]
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poor thing - do you have any apis (rx made from bee sting) - 200c twice daily.

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#242815 - 07/15/12 03:50 PM Re: Bee/Wasp sting experiences? [Re: anniej]
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MJ, didn't think about how much more toxin, relative to her size. Makes me feel a bit better, because her reaction seems to be ongoing, finally settling a bit, 3 1/2 hrs after the sting. Seems like a long time for a reaction, but at 15 lbs, maybe understandable.

Annie, I was afraid to give apis, afraid of an aggravation, but I'll go find it - I only have some 30c.


Edited by MaxaLisa (07/15/12 03:55 PM)
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#242818 - 07/15/12 04:15 PM Re: Bee/Wasp sting experiences? [Re: MaxaLisa]
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One puncture can be a snake bite, still, when the snake hits an an angle. Keep an eye on her! Hope she feels better soon.
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#242823 - 07/15/12 04:30 PM Re: Bee/Wasp sting experiences? [Re: cassadee7]
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Shawn, thank you!

It seems some of the swelling is going down. Perhaps coincidental, but right after administering the Apis, she went into a good sleep. Perhaps not coincidental laugh

After Indy was stung by a wasp, she developed a cluster of 5 mast cell tumors at the site. So, not that I'm worried or anything ... crazy ... paranoid
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#242844 - 07/15/12 08:26 PM Re: Bee/Wasp sting experiences? [Re: MaxaLisa]
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I hope Jazz feels better soon. So many things to worry about. frown
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#242846 - 07/15/12 08:47 PM Re: Bee/Wasp sting experiences? [Re: PositiveDog]
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Thanks Bonnie. It took about 6 hours, but she is walking on the paw again. A bit wobbly, and I have to watch so she doesn't bite at it, but I hope that she'll be okay from here on out. I think after she woke up, she was a bit hyped by the OD on the Benadryl.

Will keep an eye on it....

Annie, for how long do you think I should administer the Apis?
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#243015 - 07/17/12 06:32 AM Re: Bee/Wasp sting experiences? [Re: MaxaLisa]
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This pic. Doesn't do it nearly any justice but Sasha got stung right in the tip of her nose. I noticed something wrong when I opened the door to let her in and she just stood there. Even from about 20 feet away I could see her whole entire face was swollen. It was swollen so much I could see the cappilaries on the sides of her face. I got the stinger out, gave her a Benadryl and held a cold rag on her face for about an hour. I was so afraid of the extensive swelling I called a vet to be sure. He told me to wait another hour and if nothing improved to bring her in. After a while the swelling went down, then she fell asleep for a while, then back to her old self. Definitely scared me. Although I noticed you said you could see the puncture. Once I got the stinger out, I could no longer see a hole or anything. Hope all is good. !!
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#243019 - 07/17/12 07:08 AM Re: Bee/Wasp sting experiences? [Re: Alter-Ego]
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I have a pic of Rosa from a couple weeks ago from her last bee sting. This pic was taken after she'd gotten Benedryl and the swelling had already gone down by about 50%. I was within about two minutes of taking her to the vet. frown I used liquid Benedryl instead of the pill form since it is supposed to work faster. She got the maximum dose for her weight. It was about 30 hours before the swelling went completely away.

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