How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Sarah Snow Your Own Question
Sarah Snow
Sarah Snow,
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 55
Experience:  Veterinarian at The Vet Clinic East
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
Sarah Snow is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Bee sting and allergic reaction, her back legs are swollen

Customer Question

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: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Sarah Snow replied 1 month 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 1 month ago.
Also, is there any swelling of her face and is she breathing normally?
Customer: replied 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago.
she was fine and happy and active until a few days ago.
Expert:  Sarah Snow replied 1 month 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

Related Dog Veterinary Questions