Gus Sting Update

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  1. Gustav

    Gustav Don't encourage me..

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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 :rolleyes: :D
     
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    Saje Island dweller

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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!
     
  3. Gustav

    Gustav Don't encourage me..

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    I know! I'm becoming so regular at the vets that they are starting to reserve a chair for me!! :rolleyes: Hopefully that is it for a little while! All the vets will be having a good holiday on me this year at this rate!! :D
     
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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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    Renee750il Felurian

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    Gustav Don't encourage me..

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    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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    Love4Pits Playful Husky Pup

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    So glad everyone is all the mend :).
    Did the vet have any idea what could have stung him?
     
  9. Gustav

    Gustav Don't encourage me..

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    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! :rolleyes: :D
     
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    Renee750il Felurian

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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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    Gustav Don't encourage me..

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    Have found it thanks!! I will be out on monday to get all that is required of me as a responsible mummy!!! :D
     
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    wow..I never knew stings could do that. I always have benedryl. :) Good to learn this!
     
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    Poor both of you !!!!!!
     
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    When we were in DIsney World last week... Roxy Mae was staying with my Grandparents and when I called to check on her one day, they told me she had been stung by something and was shaking frantically and limping. So they took her to my work and she got a Cortisone and an antibiotic and they just put it on my bill at work. I was worried sick, but I knew they would take care of her... Anyway, I guess Gus and Roxy are recovering "together." LOL
     
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    getting stung was an occupational hazard at the kennel..every spring without fail i would get it one way or the other.mud daubers, hornets, honey bees bumble....one thing i found..different members of the same insect family have different potent amounts of toxin..so one may not bother u..the next may make u elphant woman...tell gus i empathize and send him my kiss and hug please..and whisper to katalina that i am soooooooo happy she is all mended now..and to please please be careful from now on.
     

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