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Pet Insect Bites and Stings

It's still Pet First Aid Awareness Month~ and I plan on promoting it to you all I can!


Pets can be bitten by ants, bees, wasps, spiders, and any other insect that stings or bites!


How many of you have had a situation where your dog has gone outside and come back in with a swollen muzzle? Sort of a platypus face, right? 

Why do so many dogs come to the veterinarian with a swollen face and muzzle?

Well, first off.........Where do dogs like to put their faces most of the time?

That’s right, in the dirt, sniffing around. They tend to have their muzzle into everything!

Sometimes we don’t even realize our pet has been stung or bitten. If you don’t see it happen you may not even know until your pets face begins to swell. Dogs with furry faces are even harder to detect!


Some of the signs of a sting or bite may include:

· Pain at the site. Your pet may be crying out and you may not immediately know why.
· Redness and swelling at the site. Easier to see if it is on the paw or belly or where there is minimal hair coverage.

· Constant Licking at one area (tells me somethings wrong, right?)

Bites and Stings are not usually life threatening unless a swarm of bees attacks your pet outside or if your pet has a severe allergic reaction.

Will you know what to do if your pet gets bit or stung by an insect? Call now to schedule your Pet Saver Class!
Kim at 602-359-3693.

Being educated in Pet CPR and First Aid could save your pet’s life one day!

Private In-home classes available for you and your neighbors. No more driving or taking extra time out of your day. I do all the set up and tear down. All you need is you, a large room, and minimum of 4 participants.


Click here for an interesting article I found on insect bites by Web Vet: http://www.webvet.com/main/2008/08/04/insect-bites-and-stings-dogs

Thank you for being a responsible pet owner!




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