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.
Benadryl and Prednisone
I had never had a dog stung by a bee until today, my 10 month puppy got a wasp stuck in her hair! As a nurse I knew about the Benadryl, and Ice, but I also called a friend of mine up who has asthma and got one tablet of Prednisone. I broke it into half and gave a half at the time of the sting and 12 hours later. She did great, we snuggled from the sleepy Benadryl, and the swelling went down with the Prednisone and I didnt have to worry about a relapse in the wheezing I could hear.