What causes anaphylactic shock?
Your dog may suffer with anaphylactic shock from eating certain types of food, snake bites, stings, injections or drugs.
Signs of anaphylactic shock:
- Red blotches on the skin
- Sudden breathing problems
- Swelling of the throat, mouth and eyes
- Vomiting and/or diarrhoea
In the case of a collapse, check your dog's ABC and be prepared for CPR. Take them to the vets immediately.
How to treat stings on your dog:
- Remove the sting with the edge of a fingernail (or a closed pair of tweezers) by wiping in in the direction that the sting sack is lying
- Clean the wound area using bicarb / water for bee stings and vinegar / water for a wasp sting
- Monitor the dog
- If stung in the mouth or throat take to the vets immediately
How to treat a dog for snake bite:
- Limit the dogs movements as much as possible to avoid the poison being absorbed into the dogs system
- Keep quiet
- Take to the vets immediately and be sure to call your surgery to advise you are on your way so they can prepare the correct treatment