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What can I do when my dog ate a bee

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What can I do when my dog ate a bee
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

First and foremost we need to get Bruiser some benadryl, a dose of 1 mg/ pound and this should provide relief within 30-60 minutes of administration. So if he is 14 pounds he would get 1/2 adult 25 mg or a children's 12.5 mg tablet

Second famotidine (pepcid) 0.25 mg/ pound every 12 hours to help settle his stomach along with some bland food of white rice and boiled chicken. But the benadryl is what is going to make him feel better asap

If you can get him up and walking after the benadryl then it will absorb more rapidly...

I hope this information makes sense but please let me know how else I can assist you both today. Other antihistamines can work but benadryl is the most effective and may cause mild sedation initially. Repeat in four hours then again 6-8 hours for 24 hours

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier. How is Bruiser doing since you asked your question? I would love an update when you are able...

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today!

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

I will be taking a short dinner break but will monitor for any update you have...