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dog stung by bumble bee

Dogs Stung By Bees: Go Ahead & Laugh (But, You’re Going to Hell!)

dachshund stung by bee

Mmm… bees! (DOH!)

Did you ever laugh at something that made you feel like you’re going to hell? That’s how I feel right now. These poor dogs snapped at bees and got stung. (And now look like sock monkeys)

As far as I know, they all seemed to recover well after a trip to the vet, and their owners were calm enough to snap priceless photos.

dog stung by bee chihuahua

What to do if your dog gets stung by a bee

If it’s possible to get the stinger out, that will help your dog a lot. Use a tweezers to grab it, or a credit card to scrape it out, but try not to break the stinger, and make things worse.

For a mild sting, you can make a paste out of baking soda and water, and apply it to the area that was stung. Applying ice can also help sooth your dog’s pain.

puppy stung by bee

Your dog may need to visit the vet!

Most of the time, your best bet is to get to the vet ASAP, as you may not be able to just pluck the stinger out, and it’s probably an operation better handled by the professionals.

Dog reactions to bee stings can differ

Also, if there is excessive swelling, your veterinarian will want to prescribe an over the counter antihistamine, which can help with allergic reactions.

Some dogs may have more severe reactions, including vomiting, pale gums, diarrhea, or behavioral changes. If any of these occur, get to your vet asap! (But remain calm in front of your dog)

dog stung by bee husky

In the meantime, I’m going to take a deep breath, and try not to smile at the pain of these poor dogs! 🙁


Photo credits: Mogul.ws

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Celebrity Fashion Threatens Native Dog Breeds

paris hilton chihuahua

paris hilton w/ chihuahua

Native UK Dog Breeds at Risk – Well, maybe it’s not as dramatic as Noah choosing which species would survive the great flood, but it’s a trend that would certainly make Darwin lift an eyebrow.

According to recent Kennel Club statistics, Britain’s native dog breeds at now at risk in part because demand has shifted to more fashionable breeds showcased by celebrities.

25 dog breeds including the formerly popular English Setter (England’s oldest dog breed) are now considered vulnerable (extinction risk) because of low registration numbers.  Registrations for English Setters have dropped by a third since last year, (only 234 registrations in 2011) while registrations for breeds like the Chihuahua have increased by a quarter.

cardigan welsh corgi puppy

cardigan welsh corgi puppy

This demand for celebrity dogs can also give breeds whose numbers are dwindling a boost. Consider the fact that registrations for the Cardigan Welsh Corgi (a favorite of the Royal Family) soared by over 130% after the Royal Wedding in 2011, enabling the breed to be taken off the vulnerable list. (let’s hope they are still cared for in a few years)

In a related twist, I couldn’t help but notice another headline in today’s news: Sumatran Elephants close to extinction. Maybe we could get Paris Hilton to walk an elephant down Rodeo drive, causing THEIR numbers to rebound!

More: View BBC video: UK Native Dog Breeds at Risk (2:34)


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