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Help! Our Boxer just got stung by a bunch of Yellow Jackets

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    Our Boxer, Izzie just got stung by a bunch of yellow jacket. I have a call in to our Vet, I gave her 25 mg Benadryl pill and I am put spray Benadryl on her whelps but she is flailing all over.... they got her ear really bad and her head is all blown up
    Any ideas on what I should do????
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    Can you see any stingers that are left in there? If so try to pull them out. You can also mix up a paste of baking soda and water and put on the bites.
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    is she an adult or a pup?

    you can make a paste of baking soda and water and put on the stings to alleviate some of the discomfort

    You need to watch her closely for any extreme swelling or any difficulty breathing

    I would hold off on any more Benadryl until you get in touch with your vet
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    She may go into anaphylactic shock from being stung by a lot of bees. Seek medical aid immediately.
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    If the Benadryl hasn't helped I would get her to your vet!
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    I just read that if your pet has been swarmed and stung by bees you need to get them to the vet immediately.

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    Dogs and bee stings
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    She is constantly shaking her head.... her gums are pale, the vet had me give her another Benadryl and she is on her way over to the house.... She plans to give her some Epinephrine and see what else she may need....
    Thanks for all the responses.....
    Poor baby, she looks a mess.... I am praying she will be ok.....
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    I am glad to hear that your vet is on the way

    did you happen to see where the nest is so you can treat it later?

    sending prayers and positive thoughts that she will be ok

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    glad to hear your vet is on the way..please keep us posted.
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    I read that you need to get the stingers out ASAP. Take a credit card and start scraping them out, or picking them out with your fingers. The longer they remain in the body the more severe the reaction will be.

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    I am glad to hear that the vet is on the way. Let us know how things go.
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    So glad to read the vet is on the way!:hug8:
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    I hope she is ok,please update us when you can.
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    Oh no, Hoping shes will be ok. Please Keep us posted!
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    Oh my goodness, poor pup. Glad to hear your vet is on her way. Lots of good thoughts and healing energy coming your way!!
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    (As you may already know) yellow jackets are a type of wasp that does not leave their stinger in the victim when they sting (that's the upside) the other side to that is the same yellow jacket can sting multiple times b/c it keeps it's weapon...

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    I had no idea that yellow jackets kept their stingers. Is this better or worse if you get stung? Do they deliver the same amount of venom everytime they sting? I've been praying that he is okay.

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    I don't know if it's better or worse than true bee stings. I know yellow jackets are much easier to provoke into stinging you though! I've never been stung by a bee, but many times by yellow jackets, and it hurts, a lot at first, but the pain fades quickly after the first 5-10 minutes. The can also sting you after they're dead if you, say, happen to accidentally step on a dead one. :( I hope the pup is feeling better.
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    She is doing much better.... I love my vet!!
    Looks like she will be fine, her head is still huge and her left eye is swollen shut. Thankfully she did not go into an anaphylactic reaction.
    She is napping right now.... and snoring...... loudly as all good Boxers do (music to my ears)
    The Vet agreed that that yellow jackets doe not leave a stinger but can continue to sting over and over.....
    Thank you all for caring and sending good vibes and prayers for little Isabella!
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    Thank you for updating us, please let us know how she does throughout the evening

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