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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My son has a small dog whose eye lids were swollen. then

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my son has a small dog whose eye lids were swollen. then that went away and now the snot is swolllen
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Petri is experiencing a hypersensitivity reaction called angioedema. This can occur after being envenomated by a flying insect or spider, caused by a food, drug, insecticide or other chemical, vaccinations, or even environmental pollens and variables. Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) is reasonable at a dose of 1-2 mg/lb and repeated at 8-12 hour intervals. If this antihistamine doesn't suffice, Petri's vet can administer a corticosteroid such as prednisone which should do wonders. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.