Features April 2015 Issue

Be Prepared for Bee Stings

Most dogs who have never been stung (and a few odd dogs who have been stung) will try to chase and catch bees in their mouths. If their chase leads them to a nest or hive, they will soon regret the game.

Be Prepared for Bee Stings

Your dog may not realize that fuzzy bees and wiggly wasps are a danger until its too late.

Late one summer, my sister and I were walking our dogs along a groomed trail in a state park. It was the same path we had taken the day before on our vacation camping trip, but it was such a relaxing, warm afternoon that we thought wed enjoy it again. We had stopped to take in the scenery and watch her Labrador play in the water. My Papillon was eagerly exploring whatever was within the reach of his leash. Then, without warning, my Pap began leaping up in the air and shrieking. It was horrifying! I reached for him as he continued to jump, screeching and clearly terrified. I thought he was having a neurologic fit.

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