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Old 05-02-2009, 01:00 PM   #1
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Default Epipen use

Megan is very allergic to mosquito bites - looks like a shar pei & she's actually a labrador when bitten! Now I finally have the epipen, as it's spring & insects are about again, I suddenly feel nervous about actually administering the drug via the epi pen. I have been told how to do it but that was months ago & I might have to actually do it to ave her life. Any advice would be so very gratefully received. Very many thanks Trina

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Old 05-02-2009, 02:42 PM   #2
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You must be extremely careful when using an Epipen, you could easily hit a main artery if you are not confident. Did you not get a small laminated chart?

I would really recommend that you go to your Vet's surgery and ask to be shown exactly where to inject. It has to be muscle. Even after that you have to get her to the Vet as it is a medical emergency (actually using an epipen)

Hope this helps a bit, you must be confident when using an epipen.

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