Bees and Yellow Jackets are a summer time nuisance and will bite inquisitive dogs, just as they will people. Here is a tip I read to provide your pup pal some relief. After you have investigated the bite site and removed the stinger, if necessary, a good way to stop the itch is to moisten an antacid tablet and tape it on the bite. Nothing could look more ridiculous, but, over a few hours, the tablet will help to neutralize the painful, itch-inducing venom, reducing swelling and helping to reduce the risk of infection from scratching and licking. (If your dog has sustained numerous stings or if he begins to exhibit extreme discomfort, skip the tablets and head straight for the emergency vet. Dogs can get anaphylactic shock.)
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