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Old 07-27-2016, 03:36 PM
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You’ve heard that when someone gets stung by a jellyfish, you pee on the wound. But what do you do when it happens to your dog?

For those of us with pets that enjoy the great outdoors, we know that natural perils exist. From nosy cats and bee stings to playful pooches that get the wrong end of a skunk (or porcupine); stuff happens.

One has to wonder what you do when the more 'exotic' injury occurs like a snake bite or worse… you’re walking along a beach when Rover steps on a jellyfish!

I can tell you from googling sites for human stings that any interaction with these gelatinous blobs hurts. Seriously hurts. So you’re going to need to jump in with quick and decisive assistance ASAP in order to minimize the pain and actually prevent the injury from spreading.

Right off the mark, understand that this type of injury isn’t akin to a bee sting that will diminish over time. A jellyfish sting releases thousands of extremely small barbs that hook into your skin and release venom. Get the picture? The venom typically causes a painful red rash but can also result in illness so take it seriously.
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Peeing on jellyfish stings doesn't help. It ooften sets off the sts and cause more venom into he area. What you do is do not rinse with freshwater either. you're dealing with still living jellyfish ells that will pump more toxin hen the fluid/salt balancee changes.

Instead use 5% solution white vinegar and beach sand on the affected site. the sand has trace salts and the vinegar neutralizes the toxin. The second thing to possibly do is baking soda mixed with seawater. The thrid thing to do is to take your credit card and rub it edgewise, scraping the affected area. If a human is stung, you can use a bic razor and shave the affected area to get those cnidocysts out of there. You can't really shave your dog, but the credit card works. and you can l always scrape with the credit card and then apply.
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