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My dachshund was possibly...

My dachshund was possibly just stung by a centipede on her front paw. She doesn't seem to be in any distress and there is no swelling. Do I need to take her to the emergency vet?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dachshund's name and age?

Lucy and she is 10 or 11 yrs

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Lucy?

She has SARDS (sudden acquired retinal degeneration) and is blind

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 9 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 9 months ago

Friend, a centipede bite to a dog not likely to be life-threatening. There could be some localized swelling otherwise Lucy should be fine. I would observe her and apply cold compresses on the site of the sting if you notice any swelling.

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