LOUISIANA dog owners warned of stinging caterpillars

April 7. 2017

LOUISIANA dog owners warned of stinging caterpillars

Louisiana veterinarians say buck moth caterpillars are out in full force in some areas, and dog owners should keep an eye out for signs their animal has been stung. Some dogs don’t seem to experience pain from the caterpillar’s spines, according to veterinarian Audrey Hess, but for those that do, veterinarian Ashley Tahir suggests owners dab the area with tape to remove the spines, then apply ice to the area.

The Times-Picayune (New Orleans) (4/6)