I spent most of the night in the Animal Urgent Care last night for Peaches. She was playing with Pinto outside before I brought them in. Slowly I noticed her eyes puffing up and she started to break out in hives. Once she really started breaking out (10-15 minutes) I decided to get her in.
I wasn't going to risk her not being able to breathe or having seizures since I didn't know what happened or that she was allergic. Half way down the road I looked at her and her whole face had puffed up! She looked like a shar-pei!! Once I took her in they gave her 2 shots. One antihistamine for the reaction and a steroid for the swelling. They also found the stinger in her lip.
After waiting a couple hours for the swelling to go down, and paying $235, we were allowed to take her home as long as we kept an eye on her all night and gave her benadryl every 8 hours for 3 days.
What are your suggestions for keeping this from happening again??
Can I try to prevent going into the vet for this reaction?? (They told me to use benadryl first and if nothing happens in 30 minutes take her in.)
What can I use to keep the bees away from my home?? (They are everywhere right now!)
What are some good repellants I can keep on Peaches during this bee season??
(I went just outside my door and there is a bee sitting there. I ran into our neighbor while taking the dogs out and he said he found a nest just outside our home. But that they are nesting everywhere right now. I know I can't get rid of the bees but I would like to let her go outside. Maybe this won't be an option for awhile unless she is on a leash where I can watch her.)