Your dog's bodily reaction to a bee sting isn't all that different from the human bodily reactions. Stings can range from a minor discomfort to a severe and life threatening allergic reaction. It's important to know what to look for. Common and less severe reactions include swelling and soreness at the sting site, often located on the face or the paws. It's important to remove the stinger and then monitor for excessive or spreading swelling. Most dogs can safely take Benedryl, but it's important to discuss the appropriate dosage for your dog with your vet. Cold compresses can also help eleviate swelling and discomfort. If there is excessive swelling, or your dog becomes sick or has trouble breathing, you must get him to the vet immediately. Also, if your dog is stung multiple times, it's time to see your vet.