wasp or bee sting to a cat

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Found 25th May 2009
hi all has anyone had a cat that has been stung by a wasp or a bee??

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Sloth/Mod

Several times when they've caught one in the garden. Mouth swells up, feel sorry for themselves for 30 mins and then goes back to chasing them round the garden. :roll: lol

No but you put vinegar on wasp stings and bi-carb in water on bee stings in humans

our one year old cat was chasing wasps yesterday. Luckily he didnt get stung but its only a matter of time. I'm worried about if he gets stung in the mouth because he tries to bite them!

Where has it been stung. Might need a vet.

A little while back I was reading lots of stuff about honey. Something I read suggested that honey might actually be good for bee stings. Apparently when bears seek honey thay are prepared tp get stung and the honey effect then neutralises the sting. I am not a bear so cannot comment but might be something to it.

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not even sure if she has been stung just found her in the bathroom stalking it i hate all bees and wasps i run miles if one comes near me but managed to catch it with my bug catcher and put it outside

Don't they usually die after they have used their sting ,seem to have heard that somewhere .
The wasp or bee I mean not the cat

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jeany123;5311279

Don't they usually die after they have used their sting ,seem to have … Don't they usually die after they have used their sting ,seem to have heard that somewhere .The wasp or bee I mean not the cat



i think its only some bees that die

bellows;5311193

not even sure if she has been stung just found her in the bathroom … not even sure if she has been stung just found her in the bathroom stalking it i hate all bees and wasps i run miles if one comes near me but managed to catch it with my bug catcher and put it outside



Haven't you seen Bee movie lol

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jeany123;5311279

Don't they usually die after they have used their sting ,seem to have … Don't they usually die after they have used their sting ,seem to have heard that somewhere .The wasp or bee I mean not the cat



Bees die - (the sting is ripped out of them and left in the victim often and continues to pump the venom detached!). Wasps just carry on stinging as many times as they like.

no cats been stung but my Ass got stung by one last year:oops:

my dog eats every bee and wasp he can catch. if he's been stung, he doesnt let on lol.

Also a bee can live if you are prepared to hold still while it works itself out, or help it by gently removing it. Most people flick them off etc and the sting comes out and they die.

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harlzter;5311372

no cats been stung but my Ass got stung by one last year:oops:



hee hee when i was younger i sat on a nest in my nans backgarden

shanecr;5311389

my dog eats every bee and wasp he can catch. if he's been stung, he … my dog eats every bee and wasp he can catch. if he's been stung, he doesnt let on lol.Also a bee can live if you are prepared to hold still while it works itself out, or help it by gently removing it. Most people flick them off etc and the sting comes out and they die.



You are either dead brave or an idiot. If a bee had stung me once, I guess it must have been annoyed in some way. Personally I wouldnt want it to have another go at me if I saved its life. :w00t:

WoolyM;5311416

You are either dead brave or an idiot. If a bee had stung me once, I … You are either dead brave or an idiot. If a bee had stung me once, I guess it must have been annoyed in some way. Personally I wouldnt want it to have another go at me if I saved its life. :w00t:



personally ive not been stung by one, i try not to flap like a muppet when one flies past lol.They only sting when they feel threatened :-D

shanecr;5311389

my dog eats every bee and wasp he can catch. if he's been stung, he … my dog eats every bee and wasp he can catch. if he's been stung, he doesnt let on lol.Also a bee can live if you are prepared to hold still while it works itself out, or help it by gently removing it. Most people flick them off etc and the sting comes out and they die.



I think I would flick it off if i'd been stung the last thing I would think of doing would be to save the bees life LOL

My puppy was stung when it was literally only about a month old and we had to take it to the vets, as the poor thing cried for ages and was completely swollen.

I was stung a few months ago when I was sitting on the toilet...it didn't hurt as much as when I was a kid, as I just felt a weird twinge and just flicked it off after I noticed it was hanging in my leg. :giggle:

Some of the smaller cats or oriental variety (Siamese, Burmese, Tonkinese etc) and kittens DO need vets anasthetic for bee OR wasp stings.....

It isn't nice at all......
Fortunately, the anti histamine and pain killer isn't too expensive, you may find a PDSA etc local ish to you that will dispense this if you think it is needed.

Happy to help if needed.

xxxxxx

Purrrrrrrr.

Yeah my stupid cat used to catch them and then dap them with his paw until one day his paw swelled up to like twice the size of the other :thumbsup:

Took him to vets but swelling went down on its own in the end within a day or two.

my dogs get stung all the time trying to eat them lol
they swell up and i give them an anti histamine
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