Christmas day was a busy buzzy day at this clinic. Five dogs were seen that day and every single case was because of a bee sting! Hard to beelieve?
Bee stings can, as in people, cause an array
The pain from a sting can be pretty intense,
So what type of reaction can develop? Often it’s just a bit of redness and puffiness around the sting itself. Some dogs will develop hypersensitivity reactions.
This is where the immune system reacts excessively, and one usually sees lots of raised circular bumps over the body and face. The face of some dogs can puff up so much that it looks like their appointment with the cosmetic surgeon for collagen injections went horribly wrong!
More severe reactions can occur, fortunately not very often.
A sting in the mouth can result in drooling and breathing difficulties, and if this happens your vet should be contacted immediately.
A recent case seen was after a dog actually swallowed a bee. She collapsed and passed large volumes of blood from her back end.
Warm wishes for the new year and bee safe!
By Welcome Bay Vet Clinic