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Old September 17th, 2011, 07:51 PM
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Unhappy My Dogs entire face is swollen

Hi there,
My dog is a rotweiler, lab, boxer, beagle mix. Today my husband took her for a walk she ate some unknown plants, sniffed some, didn't notice any bugs or bee's but we live in ontario and its cold and the bugs are starting to get confused. About an hour later, my husband noticed her lips were swollen and her right eye. this then progressed to her cheeks and eyes swelling and then it spread into bumps on the top of her snout to the back of her nose. Her entire face, jowels, and eyes are now swollen. She hashad a dose of childrens benadryl which didn't do much and is now having ahalf a dose of adult benadryl. She is still active, eating and drinking, playing etc, she is only 1. any suggestions.
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Old September 17th, 2011, 08:01 PM
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Welcome to pets! I also live in Ontario and am wondering if perhaps she has gotten into some poison ivy? I agree with the temp relief with benadryl but I think you may have to get to a vet for a quick visit. Especially considering you dont know the cause and her entire face is swollen I would be very very concerned, I am sure that is not very comfortable for your pup and would worry what else could happen from such a reaction.

Good Luck and keep us posted.
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Old September 17th, 2011, 11:31 PM
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If it's not any better by now, it's time for a visit to the emergency vet, angelajs86. Hives are always best treated as an emergency since they signal a severe allergic reaction. If you notice she's having difficulty breathing or she becomes very lethargic, you've got an emergency situation.

If she's holding her own, you can try to up the benadryl dose a bit. Our 55-pound males sometimes need 75 mg of Benadryl three times a day to get an allergic reaction in check. If you're uncertain of the dose for your dog, calling your vet or an e-vet should confirm how much you can safely give.

Good luck with your dog! Keep us posted on how she's doing!
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Old September 18th, 2011, 12:19 AM
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If it's not any better by now, it's time for a visit to the emergency vet, angelajs86. Hives are always best treated as an emergency since they signal a severe allergic reaction. If you notice she's having difficulty breathing or she becomes very lethargic, you've got an emergency situation.

If she's holding her own, you can try to up the benadryl dose a bit. Our 55-pound males sometimes need 75 mg of Benadryl three times a day to get an allergic reaction in check. If you're uncertain of the dose for your dog, calling your vet or an e-vet should confirm how much you can safely give.

Good luck with your dog! Keep us posted on how she's doing!
+1 to that. It's a very good advice if symptoms do not go away by now
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