Keep Your Dog From Getting Stung

by Lori Teller DVM DABVP CVJ | December 18th, 2013 | Ask the Vet

beeI read about a dog dying from being stung over 100 times by bees. What’s the best way to keep them away from our dogs?

The better option is to keep your dogs away from the bees. Have a trained apiarist clear any hives from your yard. Also check under porch eaves and roof overhangs for wasp nests. With the severe decline in the honeybee population worldwide, it is definitely worth checking with someone trained in relocating bee hives to help maintain the bee population while protecting your family and your dogs. When out hiking, keep your dogs on a leash, so that they cannot go traipsing through the brush where they are more likely to stir up a nest and trigger an attack by angry bees. If your dogs are stung by a swarm, seek veterinary care immediately.

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