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Re: Serious post - stung paw - do I need to go to the emergency vets?
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2008, 20:29:56 PM »
I thought this was another hoax post  :rofl:
Spike got stung last 'summer' and he got a pea sized swelling under his, took a few days to completely go away. He had piriton too.


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Re: Serious post - stung paw - do I need to go to the emergency vets?
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2008, 07:15:56 AM »
Well done Riley, brave you.  Hope your paw is better soon

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Re: Serious post - stung paw - do I need to go to the emergency vets?
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2008, 20:12:00 PM »
Poor Riley, I hope he is feeling all better now xxx  Raffiki got stung on the last Bank Holiday and I was in a right panick - after lots of TLC he was fine and the vet just told me to monitor him and luckily the swelling went sown quite quickly - he stunk of the vinegar I put on it  :rofl:
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Re: Serious post - stung paw - do I need to go to the emergency vets?
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2008, 17:57:17 PM »
So pleased he behaved well and he should be OK over the holiday now  :hug:

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Re: Serious post - stung paw - do I need to go to the emergency vets?
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2008, 17:44:33 PM »
Give him a scritch from me. Poor trooper!  :hug: :naughty:

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Re: Serious post - stung paw - do I need to go to the emergency vets?
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2008, 16:47:13 PM »
what a brave handsome lad he is! :Luv:

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Re: Serious post - stung paw - do I need to go to the emergency vets?
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2008, 16:34:02 PM »
Just got back from the vets with him, the swelling went down overnight but the 'poorly paw' was still slightly larger than his other one.  He's had an anti-inflammatory and an antibiotic injection just in case.  He was so well behaved at the vets, they were running behind so there was a bit of a wait, I was rubbing his tummy through the porthole and he fell asleep!

The vet said some very nice things about him so I am an even prouder Mum than I was before  :)

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Re: Serious post - stung paw - do I need to go to the emergency vets?
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2008, 15:52:03 PM »
How is the little trooper today, Helen?

Blip was stung by a bee years ago but never since, thank goodness.
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Re: Serious post - stung paw - do I need to go to the emergency vets?
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2008, 22:13:59 PM »
Oh Mr Riley you are always up to something........hope your paw gets better soon  :hug:

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Re: Serious post - stung paw - do I need to go to the emergency vets?
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2008, 22:08:22 PM »
Thanks CC, I don't have Piriton in the house so no point ringing back but I'll ask the normal vet tomorrow as it will be handy to keep some in if he's going to be in the wars regularly.

My first thought was  :omg: what's happened as it is so big compared to his other one.  When I twigged on he'd been stung I thought to myself if he was a child with a sting on the hand or foot behaving completely normally would I rush them to A&E if the doctors was shut? - the answer was No but that didn't stop me running round the house like a woman possessed, rushing to get out of my PJ's and grab his basket from the cupboard just in case! 

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Re: Serious post - stung paw - do I need to go to the emergency vets?
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2008, 21:47:08 PM »
He should be ok, there would be swelling as there would be with humans. The vets normally worry when the sting has been near or in the mouth, it could cause breathing difficultys as it could make the airways close with swelling. Every time I take Harry vet gives him half a piriton, they tell me to give him the other half if the swelling is still there in the morning.

Both Harry and Macey were stung in the lip last year I phoned the vets and they said only to bring them if they have a drastic change but usually the swelling has gone down after a few hours.

I'm at the vets every summer because of this when will they learn  :doh:

You could phone the vets and ask if you could give him piriton with it being his first time

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Re: Serious post - stung paw - do I need to go to the emergency vets?
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2008, 21:29:22 PM »
Aw poor baby....my lot have never had one thankfully!  :scared:

I know CC's Harry had been stung before and the vet gave her piriton but dont know if it was an animal or human anti histamine?  :Crazy:
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Re: Serious post - stung paw - do I need to go to the emergency vets?
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2008, 21:16:14 PM »
Just rang the vets...

They have gone over to the dark side and the hospital is the host for vets now out of hours.  The vets now lady was very helpful and said that as long he is still acting his normal self and doesn't seem in any discomfort then I should just keep an eye on him and take him to the normal vets in the morning.

His paw feels quite hot, my poor little boy.  If that was me who had a sting on my foot I'd be crying and limping but he is such a brave little soldier  :Luv:

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Re: Serious post - stung paw - do I need to go to the emergency vets?
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2008, 21:08:04 PM »
Sounds like a bee sting to me ... I remember when Zephyr got stung is little paw and wrist all swell up to twice normal size.  I checked there was no sting in it and as he was still walking on it .. his breathing was ok and apart from the swelling and his sad little face everything seemed normal ... I left it.  By the following morning the swelling had gone down and he was outside chasing bees and wasps again!

I would keep an eye on him and see how he is in the morning poor baby!
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Re: Serious post - stung paw - do I need to go to the emergency vets?
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2008, 21:05:09 PM »
another thought. Keep an eye on the temperature of the paw. If it starts to feel cooler, then go to the vet. Swelling in such a complex area as a paw can lead to loss of circulation, and necrotic deterioration. Don't fret, it is unlikely, but do keep an eye on him.

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Re: Serious post - stung paw - do I need to go to the emergency vets?
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2008, 21:03:06 PM »
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Re: Serious post - stung paw - do I need to go to the emergency vets?
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2008, 21:02:02 PM »
poor baby, needs his mum to protect him from nasty stingy things  :Luv: Sending lots of love ....

I've been trying my best, every time I see a wasp in the garden that's caught his eye I run out and distract him so he leaves it alone.  He's just used his scratching post and scratched using both paws but it really is huge.  As I type this he's just jumped on the top level of the climber and started playfighting Lu!

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Re: Serious post - stung paw - do I need to go to the emergency vets?
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2008, 20:57:16 PM »
poor baby, needs his mum to protect him from nasty stingy things  :Luv: Sending lots of love ....

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Re: Serious post - stung paw - do I need to go to the emergency vets?
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2008, 20:53:29 PM »
 :thanks: JS & Jo

Don't think it's an abcess, they're very gentle with their playfighting and he won't come into contact with other cats as garden is catproofed.  He's still trying to get outside (they have to come in after tea), jumping up onto the desk and rubbing around for cuddles but it is very swollen  :scared:

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Re: Serious post - stung paw - do I need to go to the emergency vets?
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2008, 20:48:00 PM »
Me I would keep an eye on things and react immediately if there are any problems. Stings might cause allergic reactions like swelling of soft tissues causing breathing difficulties, but that is rare. Keep your eye on him, and if you see any problems like that get to the Vet ASAP. If not, just see how he goes ... If he is no uncomfortable, it should be fine.

Could also be an abscess coming up ... another option to keep an eye out for.

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Re: Serious post - stung paw - do I need to go to the emergency vets?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2008, 20:43:32 PM »
I have no idea, Helen. I didn't want to just read and not respond though, because you'll be worried.

Have you tried looking it up online?




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Riley's just been stung...again... to infinity!
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2008, 20:40:50 PM »
I've just noticed that Riley's front right paw is really swollen.  It's not bothering him in the slightest and he is still putting full weight on it and using it to try and hook the door open but it's very large in comparison to his other one.  He lets me touch it without making a sound so I can only think that he's been stung by a bee or wasp.

I've never had a cat with a sting before, does he need to go to the vets or will it just go down naturally without harming him?

« Last Edit: August 03, 2009, 17:24:14 PM by Tiggy's Mum - Helen »

 


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