Wasp And Bee Stings

First Aid Tip – Help what do I do?

These are probably the first words that go through your mind when your pet has an accident or a sudden health issue presents. This months First Aid Tip is how to handle Bee or Wasp Stings.

Wasp and bee stings

  • Can cause a mild or severe allergic reaction
  • If the reaction to the sting is severe it can cause the airways to close causing the pet to asphyxiate, the sting doesn’t have to be near the face to cause this to happen
  • If your pet collapses or if there is any swelling around the face or throat, trouble breathing, pale gums or pain, see a vet immediately

Signs

  • Bees & wasps commonly sting around the mouth, lips and sometimes on the feet
  • A swelling at the site of the sting
  • Drooling
  • Vomiting
  • Pain at the site of the sting
  • Itchiness at the site of the bite or over the whole body
  • Pawing at the mouth
  • Difficulty breathing

First Aid

  • Remove the sting if you can find
  • Apply a cool face washer or wash the area with cool water

Contact a vet for further advice.