my chichuachua mix must got stung by a bee or wasp. He will not let me touch hind leg. what can i do for him.

Asked by Member 1142602 on Nov 27th 2012 in Health & Wellness
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Did you see him get stung, or are you assuming he did based on there being bees or wasps nearby? Does he have an area on his leg that has suddenly become swollen? If you see where the stinger went in, you may be able to "flick" it out, along with the venom sack, by using the edge of a credit card or similar. Benadryl can be used to decrease the swelling -- give 1 mg per pound. You can also use an ice pack (wrapped in a towel) to help with pain and swelling. If you don't know for sure he was stung, he may have injured the leg some other way. If he doesn't improve in the next couple of days, he should be seen by your vet.

Member 1141732 answered on 11/27/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Ice pack can help in lessening down the pain and swelling. You can also use Alum. If the swelling or pain still persist please take your dog to a vet.

Member 1107927 answered on 11/28/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer