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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-27-2016, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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Do You Lift a Leg When Your Dog is Stung by Jellyfish?



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You’ve heard that when someone gets stung by a jellyfish, you pee on the wound. But what do you do when it happens to your dog?

For those of us with pets that enjoy the great outdoors, we know that natural perils exist. From nosy cats and bee stings to playful pooches that get the wrong end of a skunk (or porcupine); stuff happens.

One has to wonder what you do when the more 'exotic' injury occurs like a snake bite or worse… you’re walking along a beach when Rover steps on a jellyfish!

I can tell you from googling sites for human stings that any interaction with these gelatinous blobs hurts. Seriously hurts. So you’re going to need to jump in with quick and decisive assistance ASAP in order to minimize the pain and actually prevent the injury from spreading.

Right off the mark, understand that this type of injury isn’t akin to a bee sting that will diminish over time. A jellyfish sting releases thousands of extremely small barbs that hook into your skin and release venom. Get the picture? The venom typically causes a painful red rash but can also result in illness so take it seriously.
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No jelly fish in my neck of the woods....but I have read about this....it seems there is a school of thought suggesting peeing on a jellyfish sting actually makes matters worse as "the pH of urine is closer to that of water than vinegar, and it can cause the nematocytes to swell and release more venom, worsening the sting".

However...as far as "lifting a leg"....my first dog..he was a slow learner on lifting his leg to pee...so when we would be out in the woods...and nature called...I used to lift my leg and show him how it was done.....smart dog....quit squatting shortly after that.......


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No jelly fish in my neck of the woods....but I have read about this....it seems there is a school of thought suggesting peeing on a jellyfish sting actually makes matters worse as "the pH of urine is closer to that of water than vinegar, and it can cause the nematocytes to swell and release more venom, worsening the sting".

However...as far as "lifting a leg"....my first dog..he was a slow learner on lifting his leg to pee...so when we would be out in the woods...and nature called...I used to lift my leg and show him how it was done.....smart dog....quit squatting shortly after that.......


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Is there a link or video you can share?
You can't use fake swear words on here, and you want him to pull that out?

I mean share that with,,,, uh, link,,, hmm.
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You can't use fake swear words on here, and you want him to pull that out?
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Is there a link or video you can share?
That video may have been in my " Training tips 101" collection......okay....that's just too easy a set up for Steve.


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Ouch, that burns G.

I mean stings.
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