Mar 01 2012

A Stinger can be a Zinger

Finn the dog, had a bee stinger stuck in between his toes which caused swelling and limping. He came to Hawthorne Hills Veterinary Hospital in Seattle Washington to have the bee stinger removed and he was treated with antibiotics.

Bee stinger extracted by Seattle veterinarians – small item, big pain!

Finn came to see our Seattle veterinarians because he was limping on his right rear leg. There was some swelling between his toes and once we clipped the fur we found a tiny back dot. We pulled it out with a pair of tweezers and it was a bee stinger!

There was an infection at the site so we soaked his foot in an anti-bacterial solution and gave him some pain medication. After a course of antibiotics Finn was back to normal running around on all fours!

If you can find the bee stinger, it can be removed with tweezers, or try using a credit card to scrape the stinger out.

Pets exhibiting reactions should be seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible.

 

 

 

Jezebel also came to see our Seattle veterinarians because her face was suddenly swollen. She is a Pomeranian but with her swollen muzzle she looks like a miniature Chow-chow! She was a little uncomfortable because of the swelling but was breathing normally and otherwise acting her normal, adorable self.

Although we could not find a stinger, she was most likely stung or bit by an insect. We gave her a dose of steroids and Benadryl and she was back in action cavorting with her chicken friends the next day.

 

Robin E. Riedinger, DVM Hawthorne Hills Veterinary Hospital, Seattle WA | Bug Bites - Bee Stings, Treatment

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