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Emma got her very first sting from a wasp today....I just knew it was eventually going to happen as she chases anything and everything that is flying.....I really tried hard to keep her from getting stung, but she just wouldn't listen, and before I knew I heard a big yelp and her head swinging from side to side and then the sneezing (it got her nose).....I didn't see any stingers left, and tried putting ice on it, but she would have none of that...I think she's ok though, it was several hours ago, and she has already forgotten about it!
 

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When Tucker was a puppy he laid down on a wasp and was stung in a 'very' sensitive area.
Poor little guy was crying so hard.

We gave him 1/2 an asprin and took him to the vet. The vet gave him a shot of anti-histamine and told us to put ice on it.
Needless to say there was no permanent damage! He seemed to take great pleasure in snapping at bees after that.
 

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Heidi's favorite pastime is chasing bugs. She got stung by some sort of bee several months ago. Ever since then, she chases every thing BUT anything with a stinger. Guess she learned her lesson. Its very cool to see too. She looks at it and seems to say "Nah...I'll pass."
 

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Gracie did not learn
from her anaphlactic reaction to a bee sting. She was either bitten on the muzzle or bitten inside the mouth. She started with rubbing her nose upside down along the rug and couch, pencil eraser size welts showed up that morphed into a HUGE swollen muzzle, started to lick like she had peanut butter stuck to the roof of her mouth, her tongue turned grayish-white and swelled out of her mouth. She got 2 shots at the vet then antihistamines and steroids for a week at home. She still chases and snaps at every bug
I tell her PHUI but she is too interested
We have antihistamine/steroids here just in case it happens again
 

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Originally Posted By: JenM66Gracie did not learn
from her anaphlactic reaction to a bee sting. She was either bitten on the muzzle or bitten inside the mouth. She started with rubbing her nose upside down along the rug and couch, pencil eraser size welts showed up that morphed into a HUGE swollen muzzle, started to lick like she had peanut butter stuck to the roof of her mouth, her tongue turned grayish-white and swelled out of her mouth. She got 2 shots at the vet then antihistamines and steroids for a week at home. She still chases and snaps at every bug
I tell her PHUI but she is too interested
We have antihistamine/steroids here just in case it happens again
Oh my, that must have been so scary!
 

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Originally Posted By: Jenniferky
Oh my, that must have been so scary!
Funny thing was, I was in my "don't let everything bother you" mode, trying to relax since Gracie was over a year then.....until my husband, usually so calm, cool and collected says, "Why don't we leave now?" Um, 'cause her appointment isn't for an hour - I didn't realize it was a bee sting and I didn't know how dangerous they were
"Well, I want to leave now because I don't know how to intubate a dog!" WELL -- that got my juices flowing and out the door we ran!
 

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"Well, I want to leave now because I don't know how to intubate a dog!" WELL -- that got my juices flowing and out the door we ran! [/quote]


I'm sorry for laughing, I know it's a serious thing, it's just the comment about intubating the dog that got me!
 
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