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Old 08-17-2011, 06:57 PM
 
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Default Scorpion sting affects on dogs

My wife is paranoid that a scorpion sting will her chihuahua. What affects would a scorpion sting on a small dog like this?
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Tempe
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a scorpion sting will turn them into the infamous chupacabra so run for your life.
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:32 AM
 
Location: South Tempe, AZ
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Best person to ask would be your vet.
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Cache, OK (AZ Native)
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My wife is paranoid that a scorpion sting will her chihuahua. What affects would a scorpion sting on a small dog like this?
I can't vouch for a small dog, but I had a 150-lb wolf mix in Tucson that got stung a few times, with no adverse effects. I had another dog, 85 lb shepherd mix, that was also stung several times as she pawed at them and eventually tore them up with her claws. She would then chew on the remains. She also ate tarantulas. I agree that a vet is the best person to ask, especially about a small dog. As an aside, the stings themselves are painful for a while (I have been stung a number of times myself) but unless there's an underlying medical condition or sensitivity, they're fairly benign.
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Old 08-19-2011, 02:19 AM
 
Location: Phoenix AZ
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Best person to ask would be your vet.
I've asked a couple of different vets about pets and scorpions - and never really gotten a solid answer - with cats I've been told they're faster than scorps, their skin is thicker, and that they must be "immune"..., and that not every "sting" has a full load of venom...

the vets I've talked to haven't ever seen an animal die from a sting but couldn't really say exactly why that was...

The house we used to rent was heavily infested with scorps & our 7 pound cat always seemed to be the first to find them, and she wasn't bashful about smacking them around & toying with them, but she never showed any signs of being stung...
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:12 AM
 
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You need to buy a guard cat. It will protect your wives chihuahua. I have a couple of cats and they will at least let you know where they are, disable them and sometimes eat them. Buy a younger cat so that your chihuahua and cat will become friends.
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:58 AM
 
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Letting the cat take the risk from a scorpion doesn't sound like a solution to me.
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:05 PM
 
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Letting the cat take the risk from a scorpion doesn't sound like a solution to me.
I said a "guard" cat.

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Old 08-21-2011, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Victoria Woods, CA
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Sounds like a question for your little dog's vet since he/she is familiar w/his/her medical background. Cat scorpion hunters...the best...BUT I would never ever knowingly just let them face off...venom and stings don't sound like something us humans would enjoy, no humane human should enjoy seeing that for their pets. Cats can simply alert you and thus, lead you to them, folks. I posted this in another thread. To keep 90% of scorpions/spiders outside and not in the comfy A/C of your home: check under the exterior lip with a mirror where your stucco wall meets up w/your slab and if you see an opening a credit card width or wider....CAULK. 11 tubes later we are scorpion-free and have to buy more kitty toys now for our cats' entertainment.
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:07 PM
 
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I imagine it depends on the dogs size and how often it has been stung before.
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