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Old 05-14-2005, 02:19 PM
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Took Gus to the vets today because as some of you will know he was stung by a Bee/Wasp/Hornet on Wednesday night! (see Help Please in the health forum) Because the swelling wasn't going down and if anything was getting worse and he was starting to limp! She gave him 2 injections, diuretics (sp) and Cortisone. And he has tablets for the next week! Poor boy!!
He's really milking this for all the attention and treats it's worth!

Oh and by the way Katelina has had her stiches out and is fully mended and is climbing the walls as usual
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Old 05-14-2005, 02:23 PM
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LOL what a crew. I'm sure you feel much better after taking gus to the vet. I hope he gets better quickly!
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Old 05-14-2005, 02:26 PM
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I know! I'm becoming so regular at the vets that they are starting to reserve a chair for me!! Hopefully that is it for a little while! All the vets will be having a good holiday on me this year at this rate!!
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Glad everyone's okay now. Cortisone is some nasty, heavy duty stuff though!

You might keep some Benadryl on hand in your first aid kit. The dosage for DOGS ONLY - is 1 mg per pound of body weight, although I only give half of that at first. I've never had to give the other half of the dose, even for hornet stings.

NEVER EVER give it to cats though!
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YIKES...sounds like it HAS been a rough time! Oh, poor Gus. Was this a common reaction that a dog can have, or is he maybe allergic? Glad everyone is on the mend.
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Some dogs really have a reaction to bee stings, wasp stings and hornet stings, Debi. I keep Benadryl around ever since Bear got stung by a hornet and started to look like Karl Malden. http://www.imdb.com/gallery/mptv/103...%20Karl&seq=20
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You might keep some Benadryl on hand in your first aid kit. The dosage for DOGS ONLY - is 1 mg per pound of body weight, although I only give half of that at first. I've never had to give the other half of the dose, even for hornet stings.
Can we sicky something like this in the health forum? As a time will come and I will never remember the ratio!!! I have been out and bought Benedryl!!! I will never be in the same situation again!!!!!!!
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So glad everyone is all the mend .
Did the vet have any idea what could have stung him?
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Did the vet have any idea what could have stung him?
She thinks it's more likely to have been a Hornet with the reaction he got, unless he is hyper sensitive which would just be my luck!
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Old 05-14-2005, 02:57 PM
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There's a sticky in the Health thread with what you want, Gus. I remembered it being there from a long time ago, so I searched it up and stickied it. Hope others will add to the list!
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