This post may be a little different, but I wanted to share my experience. I'm sure you will find mistakes in my approach! But did want to share as an encouragement, should others find themselves in a similar situation.
Our 14 year old kitty Raul loves going outside and always seems to be getting into something. One afternoon he emerged from the garage sporting a sting on his cheek. (He is known to allow mosquitoes to bite his face, but this sting idea was something new and different.) He kind of laid low for the rest of the day while nursing his new injury. At this point it was a little swollen, but nothing really to write home about.
The next day, it remained the same. I wondered if there was a stinger I should pull out, so I felt around a little and kind of felt something, yet nothing that I knew for sure was the stinger. All seemed well and we both eventually went to bed.
The next morning, his cheek was s w o l l e n! Of course, it's so difficult as a pet 'owner' when something is off. The worst anxiety and stress ever. I immediately jumped on to Earth Clinic.
I tried mud,
I tried colloidal silver,
I tried George's Aloe Vera,
and I tried honey.
Sometimes it seemed to get bigger, more swollen, and it was when I applied the honey that it seemed to stabilize itself. I was checking him every hour if not more often, fully prepared to take him to the vet, but also unsure as to when to make that call. Getting it to stabilize was a huge relief, yet things were still stressful. I would apply the honey about every hour or 2. (At this point, I still wasn't sure what it was, since I had not seen so much swelling before, I didn't know if it was a spider bite, abscess, tumor, or what-have-you!! I now know that I probably caused the sting venom to be released when I was poking around a little.)
At any rate, my husband suggested we eventually just leave him be, and wallah! In the morning, the swelling had decreased greatly.
So I just wanted to say, that, if it weren't for us humans, the pets would get stung and heal naturally as well. So don't freak (as is so easy to do, and as I did), and let your cures + time do its thing. Do closely monitor, though, and if you don't like taking slight chances, then this post is not for you.
Thanks for listening, feel free to chime in!
Stacy in Madison, WI
Raw Honey and Aloe Vera
I noticed my pitbull's eye was red and smaller than his other eye and immediately applied a mixture of 1 tsp of organic raw honey with 1/2 cup colloidal silver with an eye dropper, thinking he had a bacterial infection which he previously had six months earlier. He never did act as if it bothered him but I later noticed swelling on his bottom eyelid, very near the opening and realized it was a bee sting.
I slathered Aloe Vera from a plant I keep, to the swollen area outside the lid, being careful not to get any inside the eye.
Next, I reapplied the honey solution inside the lid using a spray bottle this time. The dog took a nap and about an hour later, his eye looked normal again! I had the same result two years earlier with my small terrier but his bee sting was not as close to the eye opening as the pitbull's sting. At that time, I immediately applied aloe vera from a bottle kept in the refrigerator and after reading about honey for bee stings, I applied honey directly on the swollen area within minutes of the aloe vera. I was shocked at how quickly the swelling disappeared at that time also.
Benadryl and Prednisone
My puppy had a bee sting last night, not sure why he loves messing with bees? This was actually the second time he has had this reaction. Anyhow, when I called my vet they said they would probably just give him a benadryl shot and a steroid. I had benadryl and Prednisone at home, so I gave him one benadryl (he is 50lbs) and (half) of a half of a prednisone, since I know they can be strong. It completely took away the swelling in his face and in the morning he woke up normal and happy. I, of course, could not sleep and kept waking up to check on his progress but this did seem to do the trick. I always use a small dose of any medication and go from there.
Turmeric Golden Paste
Update on Buddy: As of this morning, Buddy's eye is almost completely healed! I have not applied the golden paste directly on the wound again, but have continued to give it to him mixed in his food twice a day. The swelling has gone down, he can completely open and move his eye around and the raw spot has scabbed over! I did not expect it to heal up so quickly, but I am grateful it is no longer irritating him. Thanks and blessings to all.
Turmeric Golden Paste
My dog, Buddy, got stung above the eye. It quickly swelled up like a golf ball and completely closed up his eye. He was crying and pawing at it until he had rubbed it raw. Meanwhile, I was frantically researching what I could do to help him when I came across the recipe for Golden Paste using turmeric, black pepper and coconut oil. After making sure no stinger was left in it, I covered the raw area with the paste and held his head up so that he could not rub it off. The paste quickly dried forming an orange "patch" over the site and almost immediately Buddy settled down and went to sleep. When he got up an hour or so later, still with his orange patch in place, I noticed that the lump was about half the size as before, and he could open his eye. The paste not only reduced the swelling, but also the irritation. I applied a fresh patch again this morning and will check it when I get home this evening.
Many thanks to everyone who has made this website the invaluable resource it has become for those of us who want a natural alternative for our selves and our beloved animal companions!
How much liquid Benadryl? Mine is 10 pounds.
Benedryl for dogs ex. Bee sting etc
I feel that most should avoid artificially sweetened versions. They can be very dangerous in some sensitive dogs. There are many articles on the subject of avoiding AS for dogs on the web. Symptoms of this are similar to reactions listed by some nay sayers of Benedryl treatment for stings. Dogs are all uniquely wired. Not all will react negative ; if it ain't broke... Hesitation invoked by any comment could make a huge difference in saving a life. Always contact veterinary care either prior to, or if familar w/ post, administration.
Tobacco for emergency bee sting relief:
I'm a firm believer in Baking Soda poultice for relief of bee stings, but in the event you don't have access to Baking Soda, if you can find a cigarette, place enough tobacco in your mouth [lower lip] and add enough saliva to make a 'chew'....place that on the sting area and the pain & swelling will also subside virtually immediately. [the 'chew' should be about the size of a quarter].
(Mpls., Mn) on 08/29/2016
Try the homeopathic remedy Apis - available at natural foods stores. Dose for crisis according to directions on the bottle.
Hi my name kayla my sister her name caitiln her small dog he name batman he got bee sting in eye he eye and swelling what to do what happened to he I found out that was yesterday still wont eat he food at all I afraid he die please help
A week ago my Maltese got stung by a bee. Took him to emergency vet who removed the stinger and administered 2 injections. One was epinephrin. Later he started to cry in pain. He had to stay with them overnight and be sedated. He said something may be wrong with his back. Took him home the next day with perscription of Temaril p. He said pup will be okay.
BUT 2 days later Puppy has developed a bald spot above his tail and it is warm to the touch and causes him pain if touched.
Took him to our Vet - Blood Tests are elevated due to inflammation - X-Rays don't show anything bad. He cannot determine the cause, no evidence of bug bite, however, I think it could be the result of the emergency vets care.
My Vet prescribed Clavamox for inflammation and Tramadol for pain and hot compresses also no playing with others, he has to remain on leash and semi-confinement for 2 weeks. We are on day 3. He called yesterday said we could add another perscription if there is no improvement.
He is not itching the area but the hair is falling out and it's very sensitive. I am worried and love my little 6 month old puppy.
Any suggestions... Please Could Apple Cider Work?
Baking Soda, Benadryl
My Pit got Stung in his left foot 2 times and I was starting to Panic from the way he was acting and I looked up home remedies on Earth Clinic and I gace him Liquid Benadryl and within 30 mins he was doing better. Thanks to everyone that post on here. My Duke is very Special to me and I would be lost without him. God Bless you all.
I only know our Schnauzer almost died. Generic allergy medicine fir children works. Plus at the time it happened 4 years ago I shook him gently and blew in his mouth and nose. I didn't see the stinger in his nose untill several hours later. Of course we called the vet. Closed of course.. But he returned my call.. He suspected pesticide poisioning.. His symptoms we dilated eyes unresponsive head lulled back. I thought he was dead.. We live in the country no pet emergency places. But we do have a good vet. On the safe side I give him dyphenhyidrmine am and pm 1 mg per pound of weight. And I also have an injectable type of same allergy med. But thank the good LORD JESUS I have never had to use it. I was told honey bees are the only bee that leaves stinger in host? i am not familar with the drug you say you used.. Hope this helps.
My dog is allergic to bee stings and goes into anaphalactic shock. Does anyone know if Apis mellifica will help for this???
We live in southern Florida and my 4 YO, 60 pound rottwiler apparently had a SEVERE allergic reaction over the 4th of July Holiday weekend (eve of July 3rd) and we were damn lucky the vet was there or my dog would have died. She came in after about 10 mins of normal front yard exploration, nothing out of the ordinary but she vomited immediately. Watery and Yellowish. Then I noticed she was very weak and panting but I attributed this to the heat of Florida in summer. Next I immeditely noticed she was not hot at all and this alarmed me for it was about 95 degrees out at the time. Normally there is alot of heat coming off her black fur. Next thing I noticed was the pale/grey gums, not the usual pink. This is when I scooped her up & rushed like mad to the vet. I had no idea what it was, what had happened, nor what pale gums really meant, but my brain told me that wasnt normal.
She was in anaphylacitc shock. 5 more minute delay and she probably would not have made it. The vet said it was touch and go for the first 1/2 hr or so and very severe. He took her blood panel for platelet activity and gave her an IV, dyphenhydrmanie and steroids. After about an hr he came in with a partial smile and then I knew she was ok. I was panicked and terrified. Florida already has so many deadly creatures like fire ants, poisonous frogs, snakes and more, so we still arent sure exactly what happened. The vet said he saw no snake puncture wounds. I dont let her out of my site now. We never found any stingers. She was on a round of dyphenhydramine and prednisone for 5 days which made her drink water like it was going out of style and she peed in the house (carpet of course) every 10 minutes. She ate more than usual as well. We still arent sure if it was fire ants. I had no clue about the benedryl but I'm going to go out and get some immediately. I heard soemthing about ephinephrine too and the EPI-PEN?? anyone know about this?
My tiny little 3 lb chi stepped on and was stung by a bee at the park... I couldn't find the stinger and she was freaking put so I put some charcoal powder mixed with coconut oil on it to draw out the poison. When I got home I gave her tiny bit of childrens benedryl syrup ( store brand was only liquid form) the vet says the dosage is 1 mg per lb of body weight. Don't get confused bc the dosage on the cup/ lid is measured in ML, not MG... We did the math and 2 ml= 5 mg, so we gave her literally a tiny lick of it off my finger. Once she went to sleep I made a paste of baking soda, water and some OTC lidacaine cream and put on her paw it helped immediately and greatly reduced the pain. Just make sure they don't lick the mixture. If the animal does feed them some charcoal powder mixed in anything they'll eat.
Hello, (I HAVE A PUPPY DOING THE SAME THING I LIVE A TOWN AWAY)
I seen you are from Collinsville IL I live in Ofallon IL. I have a 6 month old blue pit Lex, there stories are just alike she got stung by something outdoors playing in the yard. This happened a week and a half ago and as of Sunday night she got deathly ill. I took her to the vet BAC right away after her coming indoors and I noticed her face was swollen like a baloon. I never seen anything like it so I panicked, they gave her the same shot as your dog recieved. The swelling went away her breathing was irregular and she seemed restless at first, I then kept up a benadryl regimen for a few days she seemed to be okay but on Sunday evening she started having a sneezing fit at about midnight.
The next day I thought she was just tired, so I had someone watch over her while I had to run errans. By thew time I returned home at noon she could walk and looked disoriented. My first thoughts was she either got parvo or kennel cough from her vet visit, but after having her on antibiotics for 5 days, I disagree with both the above she has never had diarhea or vomitting, I am positive it wasnt parvo I have dealt with it before.
I am so clueless as to what to think or do. Today she is just still tired and really weak she eats and drinks now but me and my bf have tried everything to get her to walk. Things such as therapy and she has no interest in trying, she whines all night, if I try to move her she yelps, she had the hives as well. May I ask what ended up happening to your puppy, there stories are identical and with us living so close together I just find this really weird. Any response would help me to get closer to her recovery or diagnosis, I dont have the money for the vet to run all the test they want to. Thank you so much I would really appreciate anything you would like to share.
Wanted to let everyone know that the baking soda might work well, however you must make sure that your dog can't lick it off. Our 6 month old puppy pulled the sock covering his paw off and licked all the baking soda mixture off. He vomited 4 times due to the mixture. Benedryl worked well at 1mg per pound. Be careful with the baking soda.
Don't give aspirin to dogs.
Baking Soda, Benadryl
The breed is a Brittany Spaniel.
But you said the Benadryl didn't work, and you took her to the clinic and gave her everything you give all the other dogs. What was that - adrenaline, cortisone and more anti-histmine? If a dog has a serious reaction to a bee sting don't fool around - you have less than half an hour to save his life is he is in anaphylactic shock. This happened to my dog yesterday - he'd never shown any symptoms of bee allergies before, but they build up a sensitivity over time. He nearly lost his life.
Lavender Essential Oil
HUGE black Ground hornets & lavender essential oil:
My cat of 3 years old had a near death experience and although it took 2 days to figure out what had really happened I immediately had given an application of lavender oil (3 drops pure on my hand) and lightly brushed his arm and underside of paw with it as soon as I saw there was a problem. He definitely does not like the smell, but I insisted he get the treatment. He was incoherent, stumbling, all in 5 minutes & swelled to the size of golf balls where he was stung (6x) but in 12 hours was alive & well! He doesn't remember his brush with death, just loves me more! I thanked all above who stayed at his side, tho my vet did not believe in Mother Nature's cures, I'm blessed She once again saved another of my pet's lives. I was also stung by these bees 2 yrs. ago and their stings instantly attack your motor skills, altho I 'could not think' to use the oil on me. Hoping this story helps
Baking Soda, Benadryl
Thank you for the comments re: treatment at home for bee sting.When I saw our boxers face swollen I immediately called his vet but unfortunately they were just getting done for the day and said for me to take him to the er. I didnt think it was a life threatining situation as I am a nurse and Lu my boxer was breathing normal. When I mentioned to the staff what his status was"swollen right side of the face and some bites or stings on his right side thigh" they suggested it could possibly be that he was stung by a bee...multiple stings by the way. Im glad I researched a home remedy and gave it a shot I used the baking soda with water made it thick enough where it was more like paste. I also smashed the 25mg Benadryl (2) and placed it in his food...worked wonderfully within 20 minutes. Thanks for the website and your tips ..hopes it works for others.
bee sting remedies for dogs
Last night my 2 yr old mixed breed (wire haired doxie and traveling salesman) stepped on a bee and I wasn't quite sure what to do. I did think about anaphylatic shock so watched for that. I googled the problem and got your web site and benadryl was suggested. I had some benadryl tabs so crushed one ( 1/2 of a 25 mg) up and mixed it with peanut butter - WA-LA it worked he slept like a log! This AM I gave him another 1/2 as his little paw was kind of swelled and he was licking and nibbling at it. I did get the stinger out last night. Thank you!
Baking Soda, Benadryl
I was baby sitting my daughters 1 year old Brittney Spaniel, he got stung by a bee above the eye.Your info was very helpful. I gave him half a Benadryl he weights about 25 lbs. It seemed to calm him and the golf ball size swelling around his eye went down in a couple of hours. He didn't like the baking soda paste to much but it also seemed to help.Thanks again, my daughter will be home from work any minute and all is well.
My Basset Hound Jethroe was either stung or got into some fire ants he is very nosy when outside gave him Benadryl and it really worked
My 5 year old pit got stung today (from a hive we just discovered yesterday in an orange tree and had not previously called attention to itself!) I suddenly noticed his right lip was swollen! I located the stinger and verified what it was by looking up images online. I didn't have any Benadryl or baking soda, and he's not a dog you can hold an ice pack on. So in the end I put some ice cubes in his bowl. He was quite happy to eat them, which he usually isn't, so I figured it was providing some relief. I then kept feeling the swollen lip and it went down after about 2 hours. All is well, and the beehive has been removed, thank goodness!
My little Yorkie got stung on one of his front paws a couple of months ago and he was hurting and unable to walk on it. I quickly got online in search of a home remedy, being that the vet's office was closed at the time. Anyway, someone suggested making a baking soda paste and to rub it on the infected/swollen area. I made the paste using 1 tsp. baking soda and 1 tsp. water (my dog is only 4lbs. so I didn't need so much). As long as you use equal parts 50/50 you should be fine. Well let me say that it worked! Within a couple of hours the swelling was not only down but gone and my little guy was able to happily trot around again.
My 4 yr old black lab "Bela" was playing in the backyard when i noticed her mouth looked extra big (she always has a ball in it) and that her eyes looked a little swollen. At first it didn't seem to bother her but when she dropped the ball and shook her head i figured action was needed. In the past I've had to give my big old dog benedryl for her allergies and actually still had some. The peanut butter worked like a charm!! Thanks for the site
Dog bee/wasp sting on Springer Spaniel's eye: I Notice my dog Heidi, had a red swollen eye~upper lid, I immediately gave her 25mg Benadryl caplet, got a towel with cool water, wiped eye down sideways to ensure no stinger left behind, applied towel with ice cubes to calm down dog from scratching and panicking gave her some ice cubes to eat as to cool her throat from swelling, within 25 minutes she was calm, eye of course still swollen, but sleeping without her eye throbing anf bothering her, this is the second time its happened the first time she was a puppy, I rushed her to the emergency vets (of course after hours - regular vet was already closed and the cost was over 200.00 dollars, it was quite a shock, they said they gave her a needle to immediately effect the sting reaction to her face from swelling even more - she looked like some sort of alien dog...it was just awful (something out of the movies, the vets also at the time suggested I go out and buy - benadryl and give to the pup 1 caplet of benadryl 25 mg for the next 5 days (they wil get diareahia of course) but that is normal. Great news for anyone that wants to save the cost of around $200.00 Canadian dollars - This time, I knew what to do and believed that the benadryl is fast and good enough to calm down and get fast results - keep it handy at all times when you have pets! I am so relieved that I knew what to do this time. Thank you! Saved the dog and money that needs to go for other bills...........take care and good luck!