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Old 08-15-2015, 06:50 PM   #1
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Caution for dog owners! EPI PENS!

I created a group on FB for doxie lovers, and one of my members posted this today:

She went to her vet for annual shots for her pup and the vet told her that another of her patients had their dog get stung by a wasp. The owner quickly grabbed their own "epi pen" and injected it into the dog.

Within seconds the dog expired. Vet asked that she share it with everyone she could.

Epi pens are fatal for dogs!
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Old 08-15-2015, 06:56 PM   #2
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Um...some people are, well....really?
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Old 08-15-2015, 07:10 PM   #3
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Holy guacamole... that's crazy!

Fyi dog lovers: Children's Benadryl is recommended by vets for dogs suffering from a serious allergic reaction. Carry some with you and in that event, administer the Benadryl then find a vet ASAP.
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Old 08-15-2015, 07:44 PM   #4
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Good information/thanks. I do travel with Benadryl for my dobes, a flexible wrap for booboo's, and triple antibiotic ointment. Ya just never know!
I also learned the hard way to carry Lomotil for me. Had food go bad and didn't know it till too late (figured it out much later at home ). Thought I would never get off the pot so I could drive home...geez!
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Old 08-16-2015, 01:06 PM   #5
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Excellent info...x3 on the liquid Benadryl. The young lady in my profile pic is a bee-chaser so have to "bee" prepared. I carry an Epi-pen for myself and it would never dawn on me to use it on my dog...epinephrine is nasty.
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Old 08-16-2015, 01:18 PM   #6
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Benadryl yes, but never would have considered Epi
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Old 08-16-2015, 01:24 PM   #7
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Thank you....although it would never occur to me to use an Epi pen (if I had one) on my dogs. Too many of the human meds are WAY harmful for pets.
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Thanks for the information , I can't believe someone would use an EPI pen on a dog wow some people are just...... well do not think. When our dog get a sting they deal with it and are fine, if it were multiple stings a trip to the vet may be in store. Usually if they get stung once they are smart enough to get away from the area.............

Also Ibuprofen and grapes can be deadly to dogs as well.


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Epipens are for allergic reactions not for bee stings, unless you are allergic to bees. They are not to be used for any other reason. Not to mention the cost involved for the pen(around $100 to 150 each). I feel sorry for the dog. Sometimes the cure is worse than the cause.
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