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Need a lil help about my puppy (minore injury)

swissd
September 3rd, 2007, 12:20 PM
My puppy was playing and running around like any other day then a bee came up. He didnt notice it and stepped on it. After that the bee stung the bottom of his paw and now he cant walk on it (like he looks like one of those dogs that has a cast and wobbles on three legs). I dont c any allergic reactions to it which is good but does any1 got any ideas on how i can help him?

kagnew
September 3rd, 2007, 12:26 PM
My Pug, Rudy did the same thing a couple of weeks ago! His foot was a little swollen and painful and he was hobbling around on 3. I had some benadryl on hand and called my vet to see if that would be safe and if so - how much. She told me to cut the 25mg caplet in half. I gave him 2 doses and he was fine the next day.

Your vet knows your puppy - so I would call and ask if that might be okay and find out how much to dose.

Good luck! Poor little guy!

t.pettet
September 3rd, 2007, 08:35 PM
Ice applied for 10-15 min. a few times a day will minimize swelling.

mummummum
September 3rd, 2007, 08:37 PM
Before icing, you might want to soak his paw in epsom salts and warm-hot water to ensure the stinger is out.