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Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice. There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.
1- How old is Dapper?
2- How long has this been going on?
3- How much does he weigh?
4- Any pre existing medical conditions?
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1- Is your dog breathing ok?
2- How much does he weigh?
3- Did the swelling occur today, quickly?
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Friend, what you are describing is consistent with an allergic reaction. I would recommend you start him on Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25mg every 8-12 hours for the next 5 days. If you notice any difficulty breathing have him checked by ER veterinarian. If the swelling is not better by tomorrow morning have him checked by family veterinarian he may need additional medications. You can buy Benadryl over the counter in any pharmacy.
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