Bee sting to the dog: if it is on the lip it causes local pain and inflammation, the more severe it is if it is bee sting to the dog it is in the mouth or on the nose. With the approach of summer, with the curiosity of our four-legged friends, the danger of a bee sting to the dog. When it chases a butterfly, when it goes around the meadows, when it "pokes its nose" where it is not appreciated.
When the bee sting to the dog remains on the outside of the mouth, on the lip, he feels pain, yes, and also acute, but it is not serious: just dab the area of the bee sting with a little water and vinegar or water and lemon. Continue until the bee sting to the dog does not cease to hurt, there should be no consequences.
In the mouth or nose the bee sting on the dog becomes very serious: the vet should be called immediately. If left untreated, the dog is likely to choke or can die from respiratory tract edema. It may also happen that, in addition to the bee sting to the dog, our friend swallows the insect. The bee with its sting releases poison into the larynx causing severe respiratory problems.
If the bee stings to the dog, or insects in general, are frequent and we have an allergic animal, there is a substantial danger of anaphylactic shock and the only thing to do is take him to your trusted veterinarian who will be able to intervene based on the severity of the symptoms.
After this my overview of what can happen with one bee sting to the dog, let's get down to specifics. Let's start by specifying that the bee is a particular insect because after having stung its victim it leaves the sting attached, with its tank of poison. A clever but not easy thing to do is to extract the stinger as soon as possible with a pair of tweezers, even those for the eyebrows are fine.
If the bee sting to the dog it is not in the mouth or on the nose, to relieve the pain, immediately afterwards, the affected part must be identified immediately, looking at where it is licked, and then act with one of the classic ammonia sticks that are also easily available in pharmacies. They must be applied immediately but without repeating the application because they could cause skin burns. If it is not possible to recover immediately ammonia, you can try to relieve the pain with ice, but as soon as possible.
If the bee sting to the dog it is superficial, even a mixture of water and bicarbonate of sodium to be applied to the affected area can help. Subsequently, to calm the pain due to the bee sting to the dog, you can propose a natural remedy such as gently rubbing a clove of garlic cut in half, or banana pulp or parsley juice. Attention, these are substances with a calming effect, as does the calamine-based ointment, but they do not replace drugs or do magic.
An effective gesture in case of bee sting to the dog, and without contraindications, is the aspiration of the poison with a disposable syringe without a needle: just place the plastic nozzle in the center of the sting and aspirate, being careful not to come into contact with the poison.
In general, it is best to call a veterinarian to verify the actual severity of the inflammation resulting from the bee sting to the dog, even more so if it is in the mouth or on the nose. In the meantime, it is important to make sure that the dog does not have difficulty breathing and that he does not gag or cough. He will certainly be scared, but let him be conscious. After a bee sting on the dog it can also be seen exhausted, with difficulty walking and uncomfortable: it is better to contact the veterinarian who can give him an injection and understand at what level to act. And especially if there is an allergy to bee sting.
Even among the allergic reactions resulting from a bee sting to the dog it is necessary to go step by step: we can speak of mild, moderate or severe reactions. The first are fever, loss of hunger and slowed movements: all can be solved in a few days. The moderate reaction is theurticaria: consists of redness and swelling of the skin of the neck, eyes and lips. In this case the bee sting to the dog causes severe itching, if underestimated it can lead to death.
The most serious case of allergic reaction is anaphylaxis, within a few minutes of bee sting to the dog can lead to his death, the symptoms are difficulty breathing, vomiting, diarrhea, collapse, convulsions and cardiac arrest. Both for urticaria and for anaphylaxis, specific cortisone-based therapies are required.
To identify allergic reactions to bee sting to the dog there are no clinical or laboratory tests, the veterinarian is needed, his experience to some clinical examination of his choice. Prevent these painful consequences of bee sting to the dog it is not possible: these are unpredictable reactions. The only thing to do is to keep the dog under control when you take him for a walk in the meadows, in the countryside or where he can be face to face with a bee, and then go immediately to the vet in case of suspicious symptoms.
In addition to the bee, the dog can also meet the wasp and there the danger could be the poison it injects because unlike the bee, it repeatedly stings the animal until it injects all the available poison. There is also the spider option, if the alleged painbee sting to the dog it lasts for a few days, tending to always increase at the same time. There bee sting it is not a bee, but a spider.
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