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Your Dog and Bee Stings

Bee stings cause pain and swelling. If your dog is allergic to bee stings, the swelling can be extreme and he may experience difficulty breathing. He will need immediate medication attention. The best way to avoid bee stings is to avoid bees. Bees remain hidden in the early morning and late afternoon hours since they are sluggish when it is cooler. Walk your dog or let him out to play then. Keep an eye on your dog when he is near flowers since bees may be nearby. If a bee stings your dog, look for the stinger. Click it out with your finger or a piece of cardboard. Mix baking soda and water into a paste and smear it onto the stung area. With excess swelling or breathing difficulties, you may need to give your dog an antihistamine or bring him in for evaluation and treatment. For more information, call your veterinarian Sandwich, MA.

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