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    DefaultHarvey got stung by wasps today (twice)

    On our afternoon walk, we went to the park we normally go to in the evening. Near the end, Harvey started fretting and then it became apparent he had a wasp in his mouth!! He did 'eject it' but i am pretty sure it stung him as he kept trying to scratch his mouth. By the time we got home he had calmed down and had a snooze. I kept an eye on him, breathing normal, no swelling etc.
    Tonight, we went back to the field and it happened again, at exactly the same spot on the walk. We now know there is a wasp nest there. This time he got stung on the rear leg. Again, he seems fine but is there anything else i should be looking out for?

    Werd thing is, tonight there was 6 other dogs with us when i t happened, we all walked by the spot at the same time but none of the other dogs got stung. Harvey had a few wasps on him, but only one sting (that we know about)...

    I hate wasps!

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    Yikes! Glad the sting doesn't seem to have had any effect on him. Watch for late swelling or unusual breathing. And next time, walk a different route!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddysmom View Post
    Yikes! Glad the sting doesn't seem to have had any effect on him. Watch for late swelling or unusual breathing. And next time, walk a different route!
    It is the breathing that worries me, how long after the sting should i be concerned? It is 22:45 here now, his last sting was about 4 hrs ago and he is fine at the mo. Maybe i will sleep down here with him tonight, just to be sure he is ok.

    Definately walking a different route next time!!

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    Breathing okay 4 hours after the fact... I'd say all is good. But, I would be like you... I'd be by his side through the night. Or most of it, anyway.

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    Years ago, when our Dalmatian was stung by a bee, he had a very quick reaction--lots of heavy breathing. It was clear he was in distress. If it's been more than 4 hours for Harvey, then he should be fine. I would, of course, watch him carefully. Do you have some Bendryl on hand for emergencies?

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    No Benedryl, but i do have allergy tabs i could crush.

    Re Benedryl, do you just use the 'human' stuff? If so, how much? I have never used it before on dogs, but will get a bottle to keep in the cupboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarveysMum View Post
    No Benedryl, but i do have allergy tabs i could crush.

    Re Benedryl, do you just use the 'human' stuff? If so, how much? I have never used it before on dogs, but will get a bottle to keep in the cupboard.
    Bernie - pound for pound, the dogs can tolerate much more dosage than a human can. If you take one antihistamine tablet for yourself, it will be okay for your dog. He could probably tolerate two, but I'd begin with one. Yes... regular over-the-counter human drugs work for the dogs. Just be careful if you use aspirin... baby aspirin is best, but my dogs (for aches) tolerate one regular human aspirin tablet with no problems.

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    Poor Harvey! Those nasty wasps are out to get him!
    May I always be the kind of person my dog thinks I am

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    I am glad Harvey is okay. When Kate was stung by bees her reaction was pretty quick. Her face swelled up like a balloon. We took her right to the vet for a shot. She did not have any breathing issues but her face swelled up like that was pretty scary.

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    Poor harvey Glad he is ok.
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