Zimus my Husky puppy got into something outside. I think it was a insect that bit him but now his nose and muzzle are swelling up. I don't know if it was the insect bite or a allergic reaction to something. What can I give him for the time being until I am able to take him to the vets tomorrow?
Well you probably can't take the dog to the vets tomorrow as it is a National Holiday. I'd give the dog benadryl (by weight or as a childrens liquid). Watch or listen for the dog to have breathing problems, if it is, get in contact wtih an emergency clinic.
I'm sure the tablets will be ok, it's the same medicine as in the liquid. Just be careful of the doseage. Let us know. Have a good day! Rusty the Golden Retriever http://www.dogster.com/?68489 Bailey the Pug http://www.dogster.com/?68491 Ariel the Chihuahua http://www.dogster.com/?68494
I know this isn't dog related ,but my poor hubby yestarday was weed wacking ,and trimming hedges when he came upon a nest of Yellow Jackets where their hive was in the hedges .I guess he said they where sluggish and sat on his back with out him knowing ,then stung the crap out of him when he moved .He says he must've been stung about 12 times. I came later when he told me. The bee stings made him real tired and made his jaw felt like it was locking up. I told him to go to the er-but ya know men ,he said no he was fine. When he tried to get up for work last night,he does 11-7am,he could barely move to go.I'll se in like 15 minutes and see how he feels.
rednose - that is pretty scary about your hubby. i think i would have made him go regardless of the whole men avoidance thing. when scout and i got attacked by bees we both took benadryl. bluhusky - hows your dog doing this morning? i hope he is better. the dose for the benadryl is 1mg. per pound. the adult strength is 25mg. per pill and the children's strength is 12.5 mgs. per pill.
Hi everyone! Zimus is okay, he's back to his normal self. I was so worried about him last night. But the Benadryl helped him to sleep. The next morning the swelling went down to half it's size. I felt so bad for him last night because his muzzle swelled up to three times it's size. He was very uncomfortable. But now thank God, he's okay. ~So thank you everyone for your posts.~