Bites and Stings

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Bee stings are acid Neutralize with baking soda
Wasp stings are alkaline Neutralize with vinegar or lemon juice
Cold packs
Calamine lotion or antihistamine cream
With respiratory difficulty or severe swelling, transport to the nearest veterinarian.

Rattlesnake Bites

Immobilize the bitten animal.   Carry the animal if possible to avoid spread of the venom.

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Do NOT use cold packs Do NOT use hot packs
Avoid tourniquets Do NOT cut the skin and attempt to suck out the venom.
Seek immediate veterinary care Avoid being bitten by the live or "dead snake"