Pet of the Week: Gem

Meet Gem, our Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic Pet of the Week. Gem was rushed to the clinic after she had collapsed at home. In addition, her nose started to swell up. Upon close examination, a bee stinger was found in Gem’s muzzle! She had had an anaplyactic reaction to a bee sting. Treatment of anaphylaxis involves emergency injections (usually of benadryl, cortisone, and sometime adreneline if critical enough) and immediate IV fluid support. Gem did great and was back to her normal self in no time! Hopefully she’ll steer clear of bees in the future.

Swollen muzzle

Swollen muzzle

 

Bee stinger with the pen tip for scale.

Bee stinger with the pen tip for scale.

Veterinarian/Owner of Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic

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