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Old 03-21-2014, 09:55 AM   #1
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Default Puppy stung by a bee in the mouth...

I know the answer to this is probably to do nothing but better to be safe than sorry.

My pup (Mingus) is just over 10 weeks old (he had his first jab at 6 weeks, second at 8 weeks) so he has just had his first little trips outside. Yesterday went really well, we took him to a quiet place with few distractions, practiced some recall training one the initial excitement was over with, all in all a lovely experience for owners and pup.

Today however.. different story. I didn't see the bee until after Mingus had tried to "play" with it and he was rolling round on the floor trying to scratch his head off and squealing. The bee was dead on the grass with no stinger so it ovbiously stung his mouth.

He has been really good and let me look inside his mouth but I cant see the stinger, just wondering if this will come out on its own or what to do otherwise? We live in england so there aren't really any dangerous insects, but this happened a half hour ago and he is still in discomfort.

Also I dont want to make too much of a fuss because I know this will scare him more (leader of the pack showing weakness etc) but feel really sorry for the poor little boy.. I wouldn't like being stung by a bee if I didn't know what it was!

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Make sure there is no swelling anywhere, especially his tongue or throat which could restrict his airways! If it was just one single sting and it wasn't in a place that could cause complications, as long as he is not allergic he will be okay.

I would phone the vet tell them what happened and see if they suggest an antihistamine injection or even tablet. He s after all just a puppy. Best be safe than sorry.

My dog was attacked by a swarm of wasps many years ago just before he was one. He disturbed their nest which was in the ground. He was stung many, many times, at lest 30. It was a very scary experience for him and for me. Thankfully he was okay after a very quick trip to the vets and an injection.

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PMR gave good advice. So scary!
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There wasn't any noticeable swelling... he has stopped fussing now although he now refuses to go outside. aaah well, I'm sure that wont take too long to correct

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There wasn't any noticeable swelling... he has stopped fussing now although he now refuses to go outside. aaah well, I'm sure that wont take too long to correct



However with the weekend being here, I would probably call the vet as PMR suggested. You never know if something is going to pop up and trips to the emergency vet are not fun and expensive.
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I'm surprised this doesn't happen to Sadie more often as she is always trying to catch flying insects including bees.
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MrJohn, same here. Harley loves to go after bees in the summer. He has not been stung yet... oh knock on wood!!!!!

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