Friday, March 23, 2007
Q: Spring's coming! And spring brings bees, hornets and all of their stinging relatives. What do you do if your pup gets stung?
A: First off, you should always call your vet. Some pups, like humans, are allergic to bee stings. Vets will have the best answers. If your vet okays it, for future bites, you can use Benadryl-type drugs (make sure to use the right dosage for your pet's size and use the type that doesn't have acetaminophen - the main ingredient in Tylenol), or use a paste of baking soda and water to reduce the swelling and itch. In case symptoms change or worsen, keep the number of a 24-hour vet on hand.