Why do you think its a bee? Did you find a dead bee? I wonder if it could be a thorn stuck somewhere. That happens to my moms dogs and they get welts, if we can find the thorn we pull it out and rinse the foot with peroxide and water.yeah, i kind of assumed it would vary, does with people too. i've never actually had a dog react much at all before. i'm not terribly worried or i would have taken him to the vet. it looks like he stepped on one, but i can't find the spot where the sting was. he is limping a bit, and the redness has gone down...i wonder, should i let him use it as much as he wants or try to keep him off of it for a bit, he is getting bored i think so i've been giving him lots of chewies to keep him occupied. what about healing time? thanks for the input.
i wasn't there when it happened but my friend saw bees around. i felt all around the spot (between the pads on first toe and pad), it was red and a little swollen, but no thorns or anything. the benedryl helped with the redness and it is less swollen now. i've been checking it 1-2x a day to see if it changes.Why do you think its a bee? Did you find a dead bee? I wonder if it could be a thorn stuck somewhere. That happens to my moms dogs and they get welts, if we can find the thorn we pull it out and rinse the foot with peroxide and water.
i really hate not being able to just fix it for him!whenever my dogs step on som'thing I can never find it on their foot...bugs the crap out of me...their foot obviously hurts...but theres nothing there.
Ussually they walk normal on it again after an hour or so.
thank you, i will keep an eye on it for the weekend, and if it doesn't improve anymore, i'll take him in on monday. it is pretty difficult to see anything on his foot, they are webbed and furry and he is a squirmer! i think i will enlist some muscle to help hold him still to look at it more closely, thanks!If it does't go away soon it probably isn't a bee sting. Just because you can't see something in the foot doesn't mean there isn't. May have the tip of a thorn broken off in there, and you'd never see it. Try squeezing the pads like popping a pimple.. sometimes a bead of serum will come up