If the above does not apply to your Pom and you feel safe in keeping him at home and being treated at home, there are some things that you can do to help with discomfort and swelling.
Be sure that all stingers have been properly removed by scraping them out.
Clean the injection site on your Pomeranian with warm water and soap to remove body oils that may impede further treatment.
If a wasp or hornet has stung your Pom, a small piece of cloth soaked in vinegar should be applied to the bite for 15 minutes. This will help neutralize the alkaline in the venom.
If a bee and yellow jacket has attacked your Pom, a paste made of water and baking soda should be applied to the skin for 15 minutes.
For each of these, treatment may be repeated if the puppy
or dog is still showing signs of discomfort or if the area is very red.
Once this is done, it can help to apply a small ice pack to help with the swelling.
Anything other than a very minor case of an allergic reaction MUST be treated at the veterinarians where a powerful drug such as epinephrine may need to be used. With this said, for very minor cases, Benadryl may be given, but check with your vet first for proper dosing.
Typically, Benadryl is given based on the weight of the dog, regardless of age. The following doses are typically recommended and as you can see, in general it will be 1 milligram per pound of body weight, but you will still want to check with your veterinarian first, since age, health status, and other factors can affect dosing:
1 lb. (.45 kg) = 1 mg
2 lbs. (.90 kg) = 2 mg
3 lbs. (1.36 kg) = 3 mg
4 lbs. (1.81 kg) = 4 mg
5 lbs. (2.26 kg)= 5 mg
6 lbs. (2.72 kg) = 6 mg
7 lbs. (3.17 kg) = 7 mg
8 lbs. (3.62 kg) = 8 mg
9 lbs. (4.08 kg) = 9 mg
10 lbs. (4.5 kg) = 10 mg
Keep a very close eye on your Pomeranian to look for any signs of an allergic reaction. This can come on quickly and it can take up to 45 minutes to develop.