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My 1 yr old 20 kg spaniel has a bee sting next to her eye.

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My 1 yr old 20 kg spaniel has a bee sting next to her eye. Can I give her piriton? I have doused it in water and the swelling has stopped. I cannot see the stinger.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 years ago.
Welcome! I am Dr. Altman, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your questions.
Yes you can give Tegan some piriton for the swelling, here is a direct link to this medication for use in dogs:
http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/chlorpheniramine-maleate-chlor-trimeton
As per the site, Chlorpheniramine maleate is dosed in dogs at 0.1 mg per pound to 0.4 mg per pound (0.2 to 0.8 mg/kg) every 8 to 12 hours. Another way Chlorpheniramine maleate is dosed in dogs is by the total dose. For example, most dogs will receive 4 to 12 mg (total dose) orally two to three times daily (every 8 to 12 hours). Dose should not exceed 0.25 mg/per pound (or 0.5 mg/kg).
You can also use some cool compresses to reduce the discomfort and swelling as well!
Please let me know any additional questions I can assist with, I hope Tegan is feeling better soon!
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