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Old 08-23-2007, 03:59 PM   #1
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Hello! I'm new here, yadda yadda! :3 Anyway, quick question!

My 8 week old chihuahua/pomeranian mix just got stung by a bee today. She picked it up in her mouth and got stung on the nose. ;_;

Anyway, I removed the stinger and put a baking soda paste on the sting and after the first ten minutes or so of being sad and sore, she seems to be alright; she went back to wagging her tail and being playful. There isn't any major swelling or any allergic reactions, she isn't having problems breathing or swallowing, it just seems that she has a sore nose. It's been a little over an hour now.

However, she did throw up just a few minutes ago. I'm not sure what that means...is it something to worry about? She still seems fine, being her usual puppy self and all, growling and wanting to play. I know shock from a sting can cause vomiting, but I checked her gums and they were pink and healthy and she hasn't been shivering or having any difficulties breathing or anything.

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Old 08-23-2007, 04:05 PM   #2
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Glad to have you with us.

If she's not showing signs of swelling, etc. & that's the only time she vomits, I wouldn't worry too much unless there are additional symptoms. Make sure you keep checking her neck/throat to make sure there's no swelling or trouble breathing cropping up (somtimes that's not immediate but it usually is). Sounds like she's just going to have a sore nose to me & there was probably a little tummy upset to go with it.

Since she's only 8 weeks, if there are any other symptoms at all, I would at least call the vet to double check. Better safe than sorry.

Got any pics of your new pup? I'd love to see them.
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Yea, I'd call the vet...I would suggest a little bit of benadryl (his face could swell up a little bit) but please call the vet on the dosage, I'm not going to pretend I know how much to give a chi pup!

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If there is a bad reaction there probably would be hives (bumps) all over his body.....can you feel any?
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Areias ... would you really recommend benadryl with an 8 week old pup? I personally would not consider that without a vet seeing the pup in advance.
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If there is a bad reaction there probably would be hives (bumps) all over his body.....can you feel any?
Nope, no hives...there isn't even really that much swelling on her nose. It's slight, but it's not really noticeable. Aside from that and the vomiting (and of course soreness), she's otherwise her usual self.

The sting happened sometime over an hour ago. So I'm just wondering if perhaps the pain caused the vomiting? Or if it's really something to be worried about if she's otherwise fine, and how quickly symptoms would show if it's something serious. I've been watching her closely...she still seems a bit queasy, but it's not stopping her from running amock and playing. xD

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Hi Wolfwonderess and

The vomiting may have nothing to do with the bee sting. Hard to tell. Is she eating and drinking ok?
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I would call the vet and ask. I don't want to say yes you can give it without the advice of a vet-you can give it to pups but I would be extremely careful of the dosage. One tab is 25mg-waaay too much for a dog that's only a few lbs. Please call the vet before following any of our advice. You may just want to watch and see if anything else happens.

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I think she will be fine....but just to be on the safe side keep an eye on her for the rest of the day.....I would think a reaction would take effect right away.....main concern would be her breathing with a reaction. I would probably be upset to being 8 weeks old and getting a bee sting on the nose....poor baby!!!! Keep us posted as to her condition and welcome to the forum.
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The vomiting may have nothing to do with the bee sting. Hard to tell. Is she eating and drinking ok?
Yeah, she's still eating and drinking fine. :3

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