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What should we do if a wasp stings our pet? | The race

Pets are naturally curious, and may occasionally receive a wasp or bee sting. As we well know, these bites are painful. That is why you must pay attention and help your pet. You may need to take her to a vet.

How to know if my pet was stung by a wasp

The first sign of having been bitten by wasp is the screech. Animals usually scream, in the case of dogs howl, in the case of cats, meow, to imply that something happened to them.

That is why you must go and examine it to locate the point of pain. If you realize that your pet has been bitten, there are things you can do to ease his pain. However, if the bite is serious, for example, if it was in the mouth or throat, you should go to the vet immediately.

You must pay attention to the symptoms. If you pet are allergic, you may have general weakness, shortness of breath, and swelling of the affected area.

What to do in case of a sting

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There are several things you can do. First, locate the stinger. The stingers usually stay embedded in the skin. If that’s the case, try to remove it. However, according to what was published by Javier Fernández Caballero for the magazine Jara and Sedal, you should avoid using tweezers.

You can use your nails, or any rigid object to extract it. The danger of using forceps is that it could cause the venom from the stinger to flow more through your pet’s blood. That is why you must remove it very carefully. If you can’t do it, there is the option of going to a vet.

After removing the needle, ice the area to reduce swelling and pain. You should not put it directly, it will be better to wrap it in a cloth. Next, clean using a solution of baking soda and water. You can also use aloe vera.

Lastly, pay attention to your pet’s behavior. Check the affected area to see if it is still inflamed. If your pet is behaving strangely, then you should take him to a vet to get the medications he needs.

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