TM and Bees/Honey

Discussion in 'Tibetan Mastiff' started by Sheena5305, May 20, 2014.

  1. Sheena5305

    Sheena5305 Member

    Devil dog strikes again!!

    Here's picture of the little love after he had dug up a bees nest (i think they are ground bees as they have not swarmed and do not appear to have attacked him) and devoured half of their honeycomb stash - I have never had a dog before that has been able to sniff out a bee hive let alone eat half of one! Are there any possible side effects that anyone knows of to his latest adventure?

  2. ruthcatrin

    ruthcatrin Well-Known Member

    I didn't know ground bees made honey, so cool!

    Apollo loves honey, but I've never had honey bees in the yard in any form so I've no idea if he'd go after them. I do know that he's only been stung a couple times and clearly understands that those little buzzy things are painfull and so he actually seems to avoid them.

    I'd keep an eye on him for general indigestion, and assume he'd be hyper as heck due to sugar overload, but if all he got was honey, wax, and maybe some bees and dirt I doubt he'd be in to much trouble. Though I suppose in theory the wax MIGHT cause a blockage.
  3. ruthcatrin

    ruthcatrin Well-Known Member

    (oh, if he swells up from the stings you can give him benedryl, UP TO 1-25mg pill per 25lbs of dog, but I'd start at half that personally. If you don't have benedryl over there you'll have to as your vet as to what is ok to give)
  4. elastigirl

    elastigirl Well-Known Member

    I don't have any basis for thinking this other than my imagination, lol, but I think inside his body temperature would be high enough that the wax will be soft and melty? LOL. I don't think it would be a problem ... I'm super impressed that he found the nest ... sounds like a hidden talent, sort of like those dogs that sniff out truffles? ;-) Great picture, he is a beauty!
  5. Sheena5305

    Sheena5305 Member

    Thankfully I was at work at the time so the other half to deal with the sugar rush I got home just as the come down kicked in and he barely even looked up when I opened the door. He doesn't appear to have been stung but I'll keep an eye out for swelling etc - thanks for the tip on benadryl I'll pick some up just in case
  6. Sheena5305

    Sheena5305 Member

    Thanks, the other half has a wicked eye for a photo. I'm afraid it's no hidden talent though, that animal can sniff out food stuck in your teeth!
  7. cinnamon roll

    cinnamon roll Super Moderator Super Moderator

    I can't believe how big he is already!!! And so handsome

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