My 6lb yorkie was stung by a bee and went into shock. Do they have an epipen for dogs if this happen again and I couldn't get to a vet
Type of Animal: Yorkie
Age: almost 10 months
Name of Animal: Gizmo
He seems like he is allergic to bee stings rushed him to the vet when he went in shock and the vet game him two shots. I'm worried if it happens again and I can't get to a vet in time, do they have an epipen for dogs??
Welcome to the chat!! I am Dr. Altman, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your questions.
So sorry to hear Gizmo (and you) went through this!
It would be the same epipen as it would be in a person but you would simply not give the entire dose
You should have your veterinarian write a prescription for one
They are very costly from what I understand but well worth it in order to keep Gizmo safe!
besides and epipen how would you treat him?
Benadryl (injectable if the reaction is as severe as you say) but you can give at home immediately
Or 1/2 of a children's benadryl or 1/4 of an adult benadryl (25 mg)
can I just put the benadryl in a syringe and inject it in him
The oral form is not formulated to inject
if it happens the way it did he would not be able to take it orally he went into shock
You can definitely ask your veterinarian for the injectable form and request a demo in how to administer
The epipen really is your best bet
I'm just trying to figure out what to have at home that would help him and be the best way
I did have a patient in Oregon that had a similar situation and had an epipen for their golden retriever
ok that sounds good but since he is so small I would be worried to give him too much
Yes, that is why you need to purchase an epipen and have a consultation on how to administer the epinephrine by your vet or one of your veterinarian's technicians
That way if it comes down to it you have been taught proper procedure
ok that sounds good I will ask my veterinarian about it thank you
You are very welcome
I would also ask if he/ she feels comfortable in having you be able to administer benadryl (diphenhydramine) in the injectable form at home
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Hi,I'm just following up on our conversation about Gizmo. How is everything going?Dogdoc4u