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Sarah Snow
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Experience:  Veterinarian at The Vet Clinic East
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Bee sting and allergic reaction, her back legs are swollen

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bee sting and allergic reaction
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?
Customer: her back legs are swollen and she has blisters at the point of contact.
JA: Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: its on the inside of her left back leg and she wont let me near it.
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: her name is ***** ***** about twelve i think.
JA: How old is mina?
Customer: twelvish. not sure. she was very active and healthy before this
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about mina?
Customer: shes about thirty pounds but losing weight now. i have prednisone i just dont know dosage. shes part pitbull, part shitzu
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Sarah Snow replied 2 months ago.
Hello I am Dr. Snow and I can assist you with Mina. It sounds like she got stung by a bee and now has some swelling and blistering at the site. Is this correct?
Expert:  Sarah Snow replied 2 months ago.
Also, is there any swelling of her face and is she breathing normally?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
her breathing is becoming increasingly labored. shes still eating, drinking and attempting to groom herself. she cant move well because her back legs are swollen
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
there are black wasps, bees of various nature etc all around our home so i dont know what type of injury was actually the cause
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
she was fine and happy and active until a few days ago.
Expert:  Sarah Snow replied 2 months ago.

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) can safely be given to dogs for allergic reactions. You can give 25mg by mouth for her weight. I do have to tell you that if she is having difficulty breathing, she should probably see a veterinarian right away to get some injectable medications. Its a bit unusual that both of her back legs are swollen - we usually do not see such a severe reaction. I'm wondering if there could be something else going on.

When giving the Benadyrl, make sure its just the Diphenhydramine, no other ingredients.

Dr. Snow