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Check out these funny dog faces – bee nice or get stung!

October 2, 2019

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Dogs are instinctively curious – when they see a small buzzing creature moving from flower to flower, they will be sure to investigate, and often, ‘zoom’ in for play (or attack!). However, if a bee ends up under little Rover’s paw, or in his jaw, it could make for a painful encounter. Ouch!

Some dogs walk it off, while others experience light to severe allergic reactions, which is anything but pleasant. Here are a few pooches who ‘got a bit too acquainted’ with bees – their poor faces sadly bearing the evidence of these bittersweet encounters.

 

 1. I might look like the Joker, but this is no laughing matter.

 

— Jamaa flani (@Miqwi) May 5, 2019

 

 3. Nobody ‘nose’ the troubles I’ve seen…

 

 

  4. Just a curious puppy… nothing to see here.

 

 

Take Note: Thanks to prompt and proper veterinary care, these doggos recovered to their normal (‘deflated’) selves. Hopefully, there won’t be a next time, as bee stings can be deadly to our furry loved ones.

Even though we can’t always protect our pooches against their curiosity, we can help them out in an emergency. That’s why it’s important to watch out for the signs of a bee sting. If you see Rex suddenly swiping or rubbing his face, or vigorously biting or licking his paw, take a second to check her over for an insect bite and make your way to the vet if one or more of the below symptoms are present:

 

 Symptoms of a bee sting:

  • abnormal swelling
  • hives
  • difficulty breathing
  • seizure
  • difficulty swallowing
  • dizzy or stumbling
  • vomiting

 

How to treat a bee sting (via Hills Pet Nutrition)

Remove the stinger as soon as possible. Soothe a bee sting with a paste of baking soda and a few drops of water. Follow up with lots of cuddles and kisses.

It’s however best to take your pooch to the vet if you notice symptoms – the vet may administer an injection of corticosteroid and Benadryl to help reduce inflammation during a severe allergic reaction.

 

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More interesting reads:

Sources

  • https://www.rover.com/blog/dogs-versus-bees/
  • https://www.hillspet.com/dog-care/routine-care/what-to-do-when-wasp-bee-sting-dog

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