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Emergency! Bee sting

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
My cat just got stung by a bee about 15 minutes ago. Now her paw is swelling and her back is twitching. I don't have access to a car for at least another 15 minutes. What can I do to help things out right now?!
post #2 of 12
Ice it, make sure the stingers out, elevate the paw... you know, same stuff as human bee stings. Make sure she can still breathe, and everything's probably fine.
post #3 of 12
I would say ice too.
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
Good call, in the heat of things I tend to forget the basics lol. THanks
post #5 of 12
sending get well vibes
post #6 of 12
Let us know if she got to the vet and how she is.... some animals are more allergic than others - my dog's gotten a few stings and she's ok with some benadryl
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
Her poor paw is still swollen and she's acting a little hyper but other than that she seems fine. I put some benadryl on it but I'm not sure how much to use since she's licking her paw. Anyone know the amount to use?
post #8 of 12
Warning...I would not use any topical cream unless prescribed by your vet...you cat could become very ill by licking it.
post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
Yea I made sure I asked them first. They actually suggested it but said to just use a little because she would lick it. Problem is I don't know what 'a little' is lol. She seems to be induring it pretty well so I think I'll only use it once a day or so.
post #10 of 12
Yeah, you definitely want to call your vet before using anything like that... we didn't give give it to my dog, we called and they told us how much to give her (we gave her the oral stuff, not topical)...
post #11 of 12
Everyone needs oral benadryl in their animal medicine chest, and include a note with approximate dosage.
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by Cearbhaill
Everyone needs oral benadryl in their animal medicine chest, and include a note with approximate dosage.
I had never thought of that. I will call and ask my vet about it.
Thanks for the tip.
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