My golden lab loves to swim, but a couple times last summer she came out with a swollen mouth. We put it down to her maybe swallowing a bee or something. She always came right by the next day or so.
She swam again yesterday, and afterwards had swelling around her eye
, until it was almost closed. It spread a little down the side of her snout as well.
By this morning it was looking much better, so figured it was just going to clear up. He eye is almost back to normal now.
I've just noticed now however, that both her ears
are now swollen! There is a spongy, soft lump in both ears. If I press it gently, I can see it bothers her, but she isn't too freaked out. So, I guess a little painful. She's not scratching at it, or shaking her head or anything.
Do dogs have glands/nodes in their ears?
Is this normal?
Do I need to take her to the vet?
Can dogs have human antihistamines? And if so, should I give this to her?
Should I give that to her anytime I first see the swelling?
My vet is closed now, and so need to know if I am able to leave this till the morning, or if it is serious?