Thursday, April 17, 2014

What the bee sting?!

Well this morning was quite the experience! My boyfriend and I started off the day at the dog park with our dogs and they were having a blast. They were playing tug (which is a HUGE favorite :) ) with a toy they found when we walked in and were their happy, playful selves. Just a couple minutes later Tucker immediately stopped what he was doing, sat down in front of us and started acting completely different. We found a stinger in his mouth which we didn't think too much of because he had been stung before and didn't show any signs of an allergic reaction. I removed the stinger from his mouth and started walking with him to the water bowl when I noticed him walking funny and looking completely disoriented. I immediately knew something was wrong and it was when he started heaving that we picked him up and rushed to the vet because this sting was definitely more than we originally thought it was. Luckily Tucker's vet is located down the street from the dog park so we got there quick and they were able to see him immediately. It turned out he was going into anaphylactic shock! I don't want to get into what that is but it's definitely something pretty scary and could be life threatening if left untreated. Today we learned the hard way that Tuck is severely allergic to bees. Long story short, Tuck was given everything he needed to get better and is back home <3

Events like this are absolutely terrifying! As a pet parent, or parent in general, it is hard to watch your little one suffer. I have never felt so helpless. Knowing that Tuck is deathly allergic to bees makes me really nervous about letting him run around (chasing birds, rabbits, lizards & bees!!) as much as he does but after talking to the vet I feel like I am better prepared to handle the situation in case this happens again...although I do hope this situation never comes back around. Bee stings are brutal!!

Tuck back home and looking handsome with his bandana he got from the vet: 

Talk to you soon! xx

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