Wasp or bee sting with your dog
It is a natural tendency for dogs and cats to bite or claw at moving insects. Sometimes this leads to a sting of a wasp or a bee. Such a stab creates a sharp, burning pain and swells the skin. What should you do if your pet is stung and what is the difference between bees and wasps?
The bee is a hairy, black and yellow striped insect, which occurs in many different species. The bumblebee also belongs to the bee species. They live on nectar and pollen, which they extract from flowers and plants and stick to their paws. Because they go from flower to flower, they ensure the pollination of flowers and (fruit) trees.
Bees are very useful and necessary for our survival. We would not be able to eat vegetables or fruit without bees. They make stocks of nests (or beehives) of honey for the winter. Bees are in principle not aggressive. Only the female bee sticks out, but only if she is in danger. For example if she is stuck in clothing. She does this with the stinger in the abdomen. There are barbs here, which stay at a sting. As soon as the body breaks loose, the sting tears with a poison bladder. This immediately means the end of her life. Because the gif bladder does its work for another minute after the stitch, it is important to take the sting out of the skin as quickly as possible with tweezers.
Bees are often confused with wasps. They look a bit like each other. A wasp has no hairy body and a slimmer waist, the wasp waist. They eat pollen, nectar and sweet goods and they also love bins and trash. They are also important insect fighters.
Only the females also stick to wasps. They can stick up to 10 times with poison and leave no sting. Especially at the entrance of their nest, which is often in the ground, they guard their people. At the beginning of winter the workers and the queen die. Fertilized young queens fly out and overwinter in small crevices, often in houses.