Many of us don’t think about our pets ever getting stung by a bee, but it is something that does happen. There are several things that you will want to look for in order to determine if your dog has been bitten by a bee. The first thing is your dog licking or biting a certain area of their skin. In my experience, I have found that many dogs do this because the skin is irritated after a bee sting. This will cause them to start biting or licking the area. If you notice a small pimple, it could simply be that they have been stung by a bee. You will also notice that the skin is red and irritated. They may even begin to wine and whimper in pain.
The first thing that you will want to do is put some ice on the bee sting. This will help to ease the pain of your dog . Some veterinarians will recommend that you put some ointment on the bee sting as well. IF your dog still seems irritate you may want to put some skin ointment on the dog. If your dog is known to lick than you may not want to put any cream on the dog. If the dog still seems like he is in pain or irritated you may want to call the veterinarian and ask them what to do next. They may want you to bring the dog in to check the area. In most cases a trip to the veterinarian is not really necessary.
It is always good if things can be worked out at home itself because the vets always charge high and complicate the problem much more than it truly is whenever you visit them for getting your pet checked up.
You will want to watch and make sure that your dog does not have any type of reaction to the bee sting. This does not happen often, but it can happen once in a while. You may notice that your dog is having a hard time breathing or just in extreme pain after the ice has been applied. If you notice this, a visit the veterinarian may definitely be in order.
When it comes to cats you will notice right away that something has irritated them. Cats will usually start to lick the area where they were stung. In my experience with cats they will continue to lick the area until the pain goes away. It can be a challenge to put the ice onto eh cat since they will clearly not like it. I would recommend you trying to put the ice on if you can. If the cat still seems to be irritated by the bit the next day you will need to take them to the veterinarian for them to treat the bee sting. These are just a few ideas and suggestions on how to care for your dog and cat.