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My Italian Greyhound was...

My Italian Greyhound was stung multiple times in private area and foot. what can I do--severe pain and shes biting pp as we try to look

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the dog's name and age?

Chole almost five years old (IN November) she has stopped yelping

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name?

She is crying still but quitely.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

What was she stung by?

How long ago?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Hello again,

I have not heard back but as Chloe sounds distressed I do want to cover what we can do here. First if it was a bee, you can apply baking soda and water can help neutralize bee venom. For wasps, we need to use vinegar. And afterwards, we can apply OTC hydrocortisone cream to the sting sites to reduce inflammation and pain. Plus to counter the allergic reaction effects of these stings, you can give an OTC antihistamine. Most often we use Benadryl/Diphenhydramine (ie. 0.5-2 mg per pound of their body weight every 8-12 hours) or Cetirizine (ie. 0.5 mg per pound of their body weight every 12-24 hours). We like to keep the dose low, as it can cause drowsiness. Of course, check with your vet first if your wee one has any pre-existing conditions or is on any other medications. Of course, if we use these and she is still severely uncomfortable then we'd want her local vet to see her with a view to treating her with injectable steroids to nip this in the bud.

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Dr. B.

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