The absolute majority of owners of domestic dogs do not represent their trip to nature, to the forest, to a dacha without their pet. However, in addition to physical warm-up, games and other joys, such a holiday can bring serious problems to the owner of the dog. And also bring trouble to the pet. It is not just about annoying fleas, but also about more serious insects, a clash with which is almost inevitable outside the home.
In this regard, the owner of a well-bred dog of a serious breed can be luckier a little more: such dogs often go out into the street in muzzles. Less fortunate owners of pocket dogs and dogs of small playful breeds. These animals often strive to play with any moving object and try it on the tooth.
The most dangerous insect bites for dogs
Quite unpleasant, but the least dangerous is the collision of a domestic dog with bees . A single bee sting is not so dangerous, although it is quite unpleasant for a dog. The danger is a bite in the muzzle, especially if there are several such bites and if a small dog was bitten. In this case, the owner needs to observe the pet during the day. An alarm signal is considered edema in the area of the nose, eyes, neck, rapid breathing. If the dog shows no concern, then the problem can be considered solved.
It is much more dangerous for a dog to have a meeting with a wasp, since the sting of these insects has no jags and the poison is completely transmitted to the bitten animal. In the case of a bite, one should carefully check the skin and coat of the animal, remove the sting from the wound, rinse with cool water. In the future, do not let the dog scratch the bite. Hornets, similar to the coloring of bees and wasps, rarely bite animals.
Mosquitoes, flies and similar insects are dangerous only for those animals that have the strongest allergic reaction to the saliva of the insect, which is rare. In other cases, the bite carries just minor unpleasant symptoms: itching and slight reddening of the affected area of the skin.
Spiders , whose bites could have a negative impact on the health of the dog, in our area is not so much. The danger for the dog is the bite of a female hermit spider . After a bite, an insignificant inflammatory reaction is noted in animals that increases with time. The place of the bite becomes pale, and outside of it the skin turns red. Unfortunately, under the cover of wool, it is not always possible to notice these phenomena on time. The owner should be alerted by excessive salivation in the animal, unusual behavior, fever, difficulty breathing. In this case, you urgently need to take the pet to the veterinary clinic and introduce an antidote. As a rule, within 2 hours the medicine has a positive effect.
Ticks pose a serious danger to dogs. There are practically no poisonous ticks in our area. Dangerous are not the bites themselves of insects for dogs, but the diseases that he can transmit by bite. Ticks live most often on branches of bushes, in high grass, so after walking in appropriate places you need to carefully inspect the animal. If a squeezed tick is found on the skin, it is necessary to extract it as soon as possible on its own or by resorting to the help of a veterinarian. In the future, when planning a walk in nature, it is necessary to lubricate the dog's hair with special means or wear a protective collar .
The bite of Simuliidae and ants is not dangerous in itself. The problem is that this bite, especially if it was repeated, leaves small itchy wounds on the animal's body, into which infection can easily penetrate. Therefore, noticing that the dog is constantly combing the skin, you need to carefully inspect it and burn the markets with greens or hydrogen peroxide. This measure somewhat reduces the itching and disinfects the wound.
Caterpillars are considered quite quiet insects and do not pose a danger to humans and animals. However, some inquisitive dogs can try a caterpillar for a tooth. In this case, a small danger is represented by caterpillars whose color has a bright color. Bright pigments in its color may contain poison, which in small amounts can provoke problems with the intestines and stomach.
Common fleas are quite frequent companions of animals that are in the wild. Their bites are not dangerous, although they give unpleasant symptoms to four-legged friends. To effectively combat these insects, you need to use special sprays or shampoos.
In veterinary practice, there is an opinion that even one encounter with a poisonous insect lays an imprint on the memory of the dog and subsequently discourages all desire to attempt all creeping and buzzing. For the same reason, a dog can start to get frightened of a vacuum cleaner, a hair dryer, toys that make similar sounds.