German Shepherd Puppy gets bitten by insect
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Our 10 weeks old German Shepherd "Brody" loves chasing ants and eating them - this is her latest fad. Of course everything she sees she needs to try out with her mouth. I have been told this is called "mouthing".
We woke up one morning to find half her face was swollen and she was in a lot of pain. Within a few hours the swelling had extended to the other side of her face.
Off to the vet and after a couple of injections, we were asked to leave her there for the day as her heart beat became irregular and her breathing was fast.
I picked her up that afternoon and was handed a very sedated puppy who was still swollen slightly and feeling sorry for herself.
Within 24 hours she had recovered and is back to her normal energitic self.
Anyone would think this would teach her a lesson not to chase insects??? NOOOOO she thinks this is a great game.
Nicola Total German Shepherd
Hey there, Nicola. It is good to hear from you way over in Sydney. Thanks so much for taking the time to come by here and share your German Shepherd puppies harrowing story with us all today.
And I absolutely Love the picture of Brody that you have sent in - she looks so very comfortable and a little inquisitive just hanging out as you take the picture of her! Great shot!
I had a GSD puppy, my lovely little coated girl Rose, get bitten by a spider of some sort, never found out exactly what kind, a few years back, and one whole side of her little snoot swelled up so big - it was pitiful. So if you looked at her profile from the one side she looked like a German Shepherd puppy but if you looked at her profile from the other side she looked like a Bull Terrier.
It was kind of sad and kind of pitiful all at the same time but thankfully she never seemed to be in any kind of pain and once we got the meds in her and the swelling went down she was fine - thank goodness!
Thanks for visiting us here at Total German Shepherd.