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Can you give your dog benedryl or something for a wasp bite?

Moose isn't to sure about the sensation :/
 

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Can you give your dog benedryl or something for a wasp bite?

Moose isn't to sure about the sensation :/
Todd I have given my dogs benedryl and my cats a few times. One of my old vets recommended it to use when we has a maltese poodle mix years ago. She had bad food allgeries / fleas.

I am not sure if you can find the right dosage online for benedryl for dogs.
 

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Moose is freaking out!

He keeps going in circles swatting his face and chasing the imaginary thing that's biting him over and over :/ It's actually sad and funny to watch :(

Then he hides under my desk for a few minutes and starts again hehe. All the time he's "smiling" about it like he's playing a game.

I killed 3 wasps already IN the house, no idea where they are coming from :( I took down 3 nests recently outside too..

HMM
 

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1mg/1lb the vet said.

She said once a day but wanted to ask why.. so it sounds like you can administer it more but they wouldn't tell me..
 

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do you know where the sting actually is? if so mix up a paste of baking soda and water and kind of cake it on the sting, it will help alleviate the pain/itch and draw out the stinger if its still in there.

benedryl may make him a little sleepy, but follow your vet's advice

good luck Moose!
 

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He's resting.. not scared anymore and I think it made the itch go away he's not worried it seems about it.
 

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So glad to hear that Moose is doing better. I've been bit by wasps myself, and it hurts so bad. I've heard that wasps actually bite, not sting, but I usually call it getting stung, not biten. Whatever it is that those rascals do, HURTS a lot. Yes we too have given our dogs benedryl for bites, stings, allergies and etc. Those strips that melt in the mouth work great and get into the system fast.
 

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Hope Moose is feeling better now.

I have used benadryl for my dogs several times over the years. I keep the childrens liquid on hand just for them. Of course when our goat stepped on a nest and got stung several times on her utter and I called the vet they said come pick up a steroid injection (at least I think that was what it was). My husband drove the 40 minutes+ to the vets (one way) while he was there he asked if we could use something like benadryl if this happened in the future, they said "sure that would work too" :angry: Good thing she didn't have a really bad reaction, she could have been dead by the time he got back with the shot.

My dog's vet never told me the dose in mg/lb, just told me to use a childrens dose. Mg/lb makes a lot more sense, I'll have to make a note of that so I remember next time I need it.
 
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