Petriage Clinical Insights

IMPORTANT: This article, which is provided for educational purposes only, is based on published veterinary data and decades of work with pets and pet parents. The information provided here is not designed to be comprehensive but to help you avoid the pitfalls of online misinformation and most importantly, to frame the conversation you should have with your veterinarian. Your veterinarian’s perspective may differ from what is expressed here. Always consult with your veterinarian.

Bee Sting

A bee sting can cause various reactions in pets. You may see localized irritation, facial swelling, hives, or even a life-threatening anaphylaxis reaction. Sometimes swelling is caused by a different underlying cause. Don't assume swelling indicates a bee sting or insect bite unless you witnessed the sting.  


Hives, breathing problems, itching, or facial swelling may indicate a severe reaction. Bring your pet to the vet immediately. 


  • Consult with your vet on the severity and progression of any swelling. They may suggest an antihistamine or topical cortisone cream. 


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