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My dog just stepped on a bee, and now he cant walk on that

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My dog just stepped on a bee, and now he can't walk on that paw. I can't find the stinger. His foot doesn't seem to be swelled, but it just happened 5 minutes ago. What can I do?

Hi there

The main thing is that the stinger isn't there- so thats good.

The first thing to do is administer a dose of anti histamine- as this will stop histamine release that results in inflammation- administer Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at a dose of 1mg/lb, repeat in 8hrs if need be.

In addition to this- as Bee venom is acidic, its venom can be neutralized by alkali- so if you have any 'bicarbonate of soda' in your baking cupboard, then sprinkle some on the affected area.

Regards Andrea

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