Jellyfish Invasion

Jellyfish Dangers . . .

South Florida is currently having a very dangerous Jellyfish issue that we want to make dog owners aware of.  Literally, every foot in our waterways there is a jelly fish and these sea creatures are extremely dangerous and can seriously harm or even kill your dog.  It is advisable to avoid the water until this infestation of jellyfish clears.

Jellyfish Invasion

Jellyfish Invasion, view of a canal in North Miami.

Jellyfish stings are highly venomous and extremely painful.  If stung, avoid rubbing the area, adding fresh water, alcohol, spirits or urine to the area.  This can actually encourage the release of additional venom.  To help alleviate the pain, add vinegar, salt water or baking soda paste to the area, this will help with the removal of the venom. If your dog is stung, take your dog immediately to the veterinarian for treatment.

 
DOGZAR wants to help keep your dog . . . SAFE, HEALTHY and HAPPY!


1 Comment

Jim · September 10, 2011 at 9:13 pm

My dog and I were on south beach when my dog, Jackie chan, stepped on a man-o-war! Thank God we had our vet on speed dial, and his advice was to urinate on his paw. Jackie felt better almost immediately.

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