Thursday, August 19, 2010

Treating Wasp Stings In Dogs

Ever since I was stung several years ago by a wasp while picking up apples in the backyard, I worry that one of these days my Chihuahua "Little Shannon" will get stung. She loves looking for apples in the yard and it seems that so do the wasps.

I was surprised at how much a wasp sting hurts, can't imagine what it would be like for a small dog such as a Chihuahua. Doing a search on the internet I found that giving 1 mg of Benadryl for every 1 lb of the dog's body weight can prevent a potentially serious allergic reaction in dogs that have been stung by bees or wasps.

If a stung dog seems to be getting worse, has trouble breathing or is stung in the mouth or tongue take the dog to the vet immediately.

Hmm, now that's good to know.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Want to do something to help feed homeless pets? Here's a fun way to do so. Several years ago a girl by the name of Mimi Ausland started a website with the help of her parents to help provide food for animal shelters by playing what's called the Bow Wow trivia game.

Each day the site has a different dog trivia question and for everyone one that answers, regardless of whether it's wrong or right, 10 kibbles of dog food is donated to shelters. That may not sound like much but so far the site has donated over 265 tons of food. They also have a cat version of the trivia website too. So head on over to and everyday and help feed dog and cats in need of some grub.


Thursday, August 05, 2010

Dog Walk

I thought I would relate an incident that happened a while back, yeah I know it's late in coming but you know what they say, "better late than never". My chihuahua was being taken on a walk to the park and along the way there was a woman in her front yard sitting on a stool working in her flower garden. Her back was turned to my chihuahua, as my chihuahua approached she began barking at the woman. The lady was so startled that she fell off her stool. When she turned around and saw th teeny dog that was barking at her, she broke out laughing because she thought she was about the be attacked by a large dog.

Oh those chihuahuas, they are so ferocious aren't they?