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Old 08-04-2010, 01:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Exclamation Roxy got bit-- HELP!!

My 4 month old Roxy got bit by a wasp litterally 5 minutes ago, on the bottom of her front paw.. We have been trying to look at it and she wont let us look, she has been licking it nonstop since it happened.. The story was is that she was chasing this wasp we had in the house for probably 10-15 minutes before the "attack" My boyfriend was laying on the ground next to her not watching her, and then he felt the wasp on his back.. Roxy then was sniffing her bed (where she got bit) so we just assumed that she ate the wasp since we cant find it ANYWHERE! What should I do? Should I contact the vet or is this a natural occurence? and what about her possibly eating it? HELP PLEASE!!
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Old 08-04-2010, 02:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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My 4 month old Roxy got bit by a wasp litterally 5 minutes ago, on the bottom of her front paw.. We have been trying to look at it and she wont let us look, she has been licking it nonstop since it happened.. The story was is that she was chasing this wasp we had in the house for probably 10-15 minutes before the "attack" My boyfriend was laying on the ground next to her not watching her, and then he felt the wasp on his back.. Roxy then was sniffing her bed (where she got bit) so we just assumed that she ate the wasp since we cant find it ANYWHERE! What should I do? Should I contact the vet or is this a natural occurence? and what about her possibly eating it? HELP PLEASE!!
If it were my dog I would make her let me see it, it is important that you can handle all parts of a dog incase of times like these. In the future you should practice this if you haven't. She probably didn't eat it since it stung her foot, but I'm not sure how you would know for sure. You shouldn't need a vet unless she has a severe reaction to it. I would watch her very closely...
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The stinger may have gotten into her paw and she is trying to work it out.

Its best to make her let you see it. Place her into a sit then take her paw and flip it. She may jerk back but just hold fast. Talk to her telling her what a good girl she is when she stops jerking. She will most likely nip on your hand just tell her the no command and as soon as she stops tell her what a good girl she is. Keep talking while you are looking.

If you do see part of the stringer I would take tweesers to pull it out.

though lets see what others would recommend.
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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watch her very closely... my dog chased a wasp and caught it and got bit in the mouth (possibly more than once) . she became very lathargic and wobbly on her feet, broke out in hives and her gums went completely pale... very sick dog... took her to the vet where she was put on a drip and had some kind of anti histamine as well...she stayed overnight till the toxins were neutralised. next day she was fine but she did react pretty bad to it. a month later she got stung by a bee with no adverse reaction other than a sore mouth so it really depends... if the dogs co-ordination starts to go funny then go to the vet
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i dont think a wasp releases the stinger like a bee does when they sting...thats why they can sting many times
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
 
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ok first off you need to give her benadryl it is 1 mg per pound and most benadryl comes in 25 mg pills. How much does she weigh? I am guessing closer to 25lbs than to 50lbs. I she is around 25-35lbs then give her one pill if she is closer to 40-50 give her two pills tonight. Then you can give her that dose twice a day for tomorrow and she should be good. She may also develop hives all over this is ok as long as she is breathing ok. Benadryl is great for bug stings and bites. good luck with your girl she will be painful but ok and the benadryl will help with the reaction and swelling. Do not be surprised she she will not walk on that paw.

wasps keep their stingers most times unlike bees so she should not have a stinger in her paw but you can check later when she is not so painful.
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:28 AM   #7 (permalink)
 
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She usually lets me look at her, but at the time she was very very hyper and was panting HARD! She has been constantly panting since this happened, but she hasnt been licking her paw as much.. I dont know how to explain this, but about 5 minutes ago she yawned and when her mouth was about to open up fully, she looked like she was in pain and made a light wimper sound.. She didnt finish yawning either, just closed her mouth fast..

She has ate plenty of bugs in the past, flys, grasshoppers, butterflys, etc.. so I honestly wouldnt be surprized if she did eat the wasp, even if it did sting her first..

She got stung on the inside of her left paw, and it is slightly swolen (about the size of an M&M) and is red.. She dosnt jump or try to bite me when I put a little pressure on it..

I hate seeing my baby in pain!!
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:45 AM   #8 (permalink)
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ok first off you need to give her benadryl it is 1 mg per pound and most benadryl comes in 25 mg pills. How much does she weigh? I am guessing closer to 25lbs than to 50lbs. I she is around 25-35lbs then give her one pill if she is closer to 40-50 give her two pills tonight. Then you can give her that dose twice a day for tomorrow and she should be good. She may also develop hives all over this is ok as long as she is breathing ok. Benadryl is great for bug stings and bites. good luck with your girl she will be painful but ok and the benadryl will help with the reaction and swelling. Do not be surprised she she will not walk on that paw.

wasps keep their stingers most times unlike bees so she should not have a stinger in her paw but you can check later when she is not so painful.
i agree benadryl ASAP if you dont have it go to the nearest store and get it!
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YEah it is painful and why you need to get bendryl right a way in her to help. let us now how she is tomorrow
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:39 PM   #10 (permalink)
 
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She is doing great today, she has no welps and she is breathing fine.. She has been running in a field all day and now were home, and shes pooped out!! Where she was bit on the paw is still a little swolen, but its went down quite a bit since yesterday.. Thanks for all the help guys! She had me extremely worried!
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