Bee stings, Nessa and Betty!

July 16, 2010


Nessa with a swollen face after her sting 😦

Poor Nessa, another shot of the swelling! 😦

How Nessa looks normally!

As luck would have it we discussed bee stings at class a couple of weeks ago, I was telling the girls how my lawn was covered in clover bringing in the honey bees and Betty was interested in the bees, my philosophy when my dogs pursue bees is to watch them closely, the reality is that puppy’s will go after bee’s and what I want to happen is if they are going to get stung I would like it to happen when I am there, so that if they swell and need treatment I am on hand to help out! Preferably on a weekday morning so that I don’t have to pay an emergency call out fee for the Vet! 🙂

I saw Betty get stung! She didn’t swell up, but now she leaves the bees alone!!! Do ring your Vet for advice if your dog gets stung!

It is always best to let puppy’s learn from life, as they would in the wild, rather than become the bad guy because you are always saying no!

Here is what Sue (Nessa’s Mum) wrote to me:)

“Once again I need to thank you for advice you gave a couple of weeks ago regarding bee stings. Nessa and i were playing ball in the garden this evening when i thought she had been stung on the foot by a bee, she was limping a little and licking her foot but i could see nothing. About half hour later her face started to swell so i gave her piriton as you advised and phoned the vet. They said I’d done the right thing ,to keep an eye on her and her breathing and if worried to take her down there. Anyway a couple of hours later she is fine the swelling is going down and she is chewing on her bone. So once again Avril to the rescue, I think she looks a bit like a shar-pei!”

2 Responses to “Bee stings, Nessa and Betty!”

  1. Sue Says:

    Ok again today:) not quite sure she has learned her lesson though so trying to keep her off the grass today (guess whos going to be out with the lawnmower this weekend) As you said could have cost me a fortune up the vet as would have been out of hours visit:(

  2. Avril Munson Says:

    oooooooh well thank goodness you had the piriton on hand Sue:) and yes she is a Staffie so she might like the pain! hopefully not!


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