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What to do When Your Dog Gets Stung by a Bee: 5 Simple Steps

What to do if your dog gets stung by a bug

The sting of a bee, wasp or other insect releases chemicals like histamine and serotonin. Whether your pup got stung by accident or because of his own "Curiosity", you need to remove the sting ASAP. This article will give you some ideas for how to do just that from home.

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Symptoms your dog has been stung by a bee or wasp

Here's what you can do if your dog is stung by a bee
The symptoms are usually mild

Some common symptoms of a dog being stung by a bee or wasp include:

  • Excessive scratching.

  • Swelling & redness or hives

  • Licking, biting or nibbling of the area around the sting.

  • Whining.

  • Holding up a paw if that's where they were stung.

  • Drooling

  • Pawing at the face or mouth

These symptoms are usually mild and can be treated at home. However, you should watch for any changes in the symptoms that might make them worse.

If your pup is having an anaphylactic reaction to the sting, he may experience:

  • difficulty breathing.

  • rapid heartbeat.

  • vomiting.

If you notice any of the symptoms of an anaphylactic reaction, this is an emergency. Take your dog to the vet immediately.

What to do if your dog has been stung