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My cat has been stang by a bee, Well the bee stang her in

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Hello My cat has been stang by a bee
JA: Hi there. I'll do all I can to help. Where was the cat stung? Any changes in breathing or heart rate?
Customer: Well the bee stang her in the lip I did remove the bee needle
JA: What's the cat's name and age?
Customer: She is 16 weeks. Luna
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Luna?
Customer: I have the appointment for her vaccine next week. Already booked. Just afraid that because she did not had them yet this situation with the bee could go wrong

Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.

When and where was she stung?

Does she have any ill effects such as swelling, trouble breathing or lethargy?

The fact that she has not been vaccinated does not make a diffreence here and puts her at no extra risk.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
She dose have a little swelling. Under the lips, on the chin. But not massive.
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
She seems fine. Now she is sleeping. This happend 30 min ago

Thank you.

And was she stung on the face?

Can you see the stinger?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
She was stang on the bottom lip. I did remove the stinger already

Perfect, thank you.

As she is otherwise well, it is unlikely she is going to have a serious reaction (these are rare) but do keep a close eye for the next few hours.

If she tolerates it, you can bathe the area with saline.

You can also give an anti histamine to reduce swelling. 2mg Piriton can be given. However, this is off licence in cats. Side effects are rare. If she seems well, you may choose not to give it.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Right. Thank you. I'll keep an eye on her. Have a good night
Not at all and take care!
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