Almost everyone can say that they have been bitten by a dog or stung by some sort of insect. But what if this happens to your dog? One thing you may notice is that dog bites usually occur around the neck, face, ears and upper chest area of the animal. The cut or injury may not look all that bad at the beginning but they can cause a substantial amount of damage if and when they break the flesh. Some bites, stings or injuries can even be hard to find and so it is difficult to administer symptomatic treatment. If your dog starts to show any signs of agitation you should contact your veterinarian right away. Here are some ways that you can help prevent and or treat dog bites as well as stings from wasps and bees.
Stings from Wasps and Bees
Playing outside with your dog, your dog may occasionally get a bee or wasp sting. These two types of insects are very similar but their stings are very different. Wasp and hornet stings can cause pain and massive swelling at the location of the sting. If dogs are allergic to these types of stings they could end up having a really bad reaction to the sting. Pay close attention to swelling that happens around the mouth or throat -- if this happens then the dog needs immediate veterinary care.
If a bee happens to sting your dog the stinger may still going to be in the dog's skin. If you think that your dog has been stung by a bee, make sure to examine the area where your dog may have been stung. It is important to pin point where the stinger may be located in your dog's skin. Once you have located it, remove it with a pair of tweezers. You may need a magnifying glass to make sure that you do not pick unnecessarily at the dog's skin. Swelling may occur after you have removed the stinger--if this happens you should apply an ice pack.
By Kelly Marshall of Oh My Dog Supplies
Article courtesy of Pet360