Canine First Aid for Hydrotherapists

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Stings on animals

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Dealing with Animal Stings

Understanding Stings in Animals

Similarities with Human Reactions

Stings can affect animals just as they do humans. These stings may be from various insects, including midges, hornets, wasps, or bees. However, the approach to handling them differs.

Bee Stings

Dealing with Bee Stings

  • Bee stings often leave the stinger behind, which can pulsate and continue injecting toxins for up to two or three minutes.
  • Quickly removing the sting is crucial.
  • Always scrape the sting out instead of pulling it, as pulling can push more poison from the stinger into the animal, worsening the situation.
  • Using a credit card is an ideal tool for removing the sting.
  • Exercise caution, as your pet may be in pain and could react aggressively.
  • If your pet is prone to severe reactions or shows signs of a bad reaction, seek immediate veterinary attention.