[nagdu] insect bite or bee sting/dog medicated

L Gwizdak leg1950 at cox.net
Fri Jul 5 17:53:39 UTC 2013

If Cass is on both Benedryl AND Pred, I'd limit her working.  Her response 
time and reflexes might be impaired due to the drugs.  Sounds like it is 
only a few days anyway.  Maybe you might like to go sighted guide with your 
friend and heel Cass.  This way, she gets go get out of the house but not 
have the responsibility of guiding you.  Just a thought.  Hope she gets well 
soon.  Poor pup!  I, too, am allergic to insect bites and stings so I know 
what that's like.

Lyn and Landon
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Daniel" <daniel.sweeney1 at comcast.net>
To: "'NAGDU Mailing List,the National Association of Guide Dog Users'" 
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Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 10:06 AM
Subject: [nagdu] insect bite or bee sting/dog medicated

Hi all,

Cass received multiple bites or bee stings on Monday. She ended up getting a
puffed up face due to an allergic reaction on Monday night. This is when I
realized this happened.

I immediately gave her Benadryl, one in the evening and one in the early
morning of Tuesday morning.

I was able to get into the vet Tuesday morning. She was bitten on her ear
multiple times and on her mouth. Poor girl.

The vet instructed me to continue Benadryl every 8 hours for the next
several days and also gave me prednisone to administer, one a day for 3 days
and ½ for 2 days.

As you may think, Cass is not feeling too well. The Benadryl makes her feel
drowsy, and lethargic. She wants to play, but just doesn't have it in her.

Has anyone had a similar occurrence?

I was wondering about working her? I thought about going out to lunch and
taking her. It is not a strenuous working job, but she is really bored I can
tell. I don't know if this is a good idea or not. Having a friend along
would ensure my safety, and it would give the girl an opportunity to get out
and look around at the people which she loves to do.

Also, I was wondering if anyone was familiar with how long I should keep her
down if I should at all. Does the medication affect her working behavior?

Thanks for any input.

Daniel and Cass

Lakewood, Colorado

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