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How to treat a centipede bite in a dog 10#

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How to treat a centipede bite in a dog <10#?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Lajos replied 4 years ago.
Hello and welcome to Just Answer

I have a few questions that will help me naswer you

Is your little dog having any symptoms/ill effects from the bite?

How long ago did this happen?

Where was she bitten?

Thanks
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Just crying. About 15 minutes ago. On her back leg.
Expert:  Dr. Lajos replied 4 years ago.
Thanks for the information

Centipede bites can be similar to a bee sting in discomfort. I would apply a small amount of vinegar to the skin at the site where she was bitten. The apply some ice wrapped in a cloth for 10-15 minutes. If you have some benadryl you can give appx 10 mgs. Which is just less than half of a full 25mg capsule. It is a powder so it can be difficult to split, you can add a bit to some peanut butter to get her to eat it. If you have some liquid benadryl that is even easier. The benadryl is not a must, but might help reduce some inflammation.

Although I would not expect it, if she starts vomiting a lot, develops severe diarrhea, or seems to get really ill, she should probably bee seen by your vet.

I hope this helps

Please let me know if you have any follow-on questions
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