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My dog had an reaction to honey bees stiging him like 100

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My dog had an reaction to honey bees stiging him like 100 times I was told give him benadryl and he was given prednisone 20mg he has been on it now for 3 days I just reduced the dose to half tablet today he has heavy breathing last night I gave a bath and someone poured water on his face I'm so worried maybe water in his lungs or do u think it is just a side affect to the medication
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Dan replied 1 year ago.
Hello! Thank you for your question, I'm Dr. Dan and I'll try to help you. The heavy breathing especially at night is almost always a reaction to the prednisone. Dogs can actually breath in a very large amount of water before it will negatively affect the lungs. If he was having problems with fluid in his lungs it would have a very wheezy, wet, raspy sound. Likely what you are seeing is rapid or heavy breathing as a side effect of the prednisone, and it will get less and less as the dose decreases. I hope this helps, if not please feel free to ask more questions. Dr. Dan

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