Yesterday late afternoon Griffyn got stung by a bee. He's okay! But... I thought it might be a good idea to post a link to a website that tells what to do if your dog gets stung once, or multiple times.
And I also want to point out an interesting thing about the bee that stung Griffyn. It was dead!!! Apparently a bee's stinger can still "do it's thing" even after the bee is dead.
Poor little guy.... he was curious, of course, and as soon as his nose got up against the bee, and before Dawn and my sister knew what was happening ZAP! He didn't cry out... but he ran out into the yard kind of shaking his head and licking his nose. And sure enough the stinger was right there in his lip right by his nose. Dawn immediately checked the internet, and we learned what to do. Fortunately, he didn't have any kind of reaction other than a slight bit of swelling that came up after we removed the stinger but went down very quickly after that too. We were lucky that he didn't have an allergic reaction but just to be on the safe side, we're definitely going to be getting some benedryl to keep in the house.
There were a couple different sites that gave different suggestions. One of them said to put vineger on the sting and another suggested ice. And actually those were the two things we did since it didn't appear that he was in distress, just in discomfort. But I think this link gives good advice and a good description on how to remove the stinger. So.... here's the link ~~> http://en.allexperts.com/q/Dogs-701/Wasp-sting.htm