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Have 22mo german shepherd - male -- from Middlewest Kennels

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have 22mo german shepherd - male -- from Middlewest Kennels
at one year, stung by bee (caught I'm mouth()-- anaphylactic shock - reversed with Benadryl alone at vet office
- is he likely to grow out of this allergy --- or will it get worse?
-should I carry an "epic-pen"?
Mike Kistler, M.D.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.
Dr., now that he's sensitized, the next sting could be lethal. If he had remained well or only minorly affected (a delayed hypersensitivity reaction rather than anaphylaxis), subsequent stings might build up an immunity but that wasn't the case with him. I'd carry an epi-pen. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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