Hi there. I am on a 2 week vacation in the forest with my 6 month old 45 pound make Australian shepherd
The nearest vet is 2 hours away and I had to drive 20 minutes to get to a location that has wifi to ask this question.
Yesterday morning sandwich yelping when I was petting him and grazed his mouth.
From what I can see, he does not have any obvious marks, cuts or anything inside his mouth but reacts by yelping loudly when I touch his lips or when he licks his lips. His sore spot seems to be inside his mouth on his lip. It is in the right side and his right eye
is puffy (not crazy big) and has a little bit of drainage. He is acting depressed and sad and is resting a lot.
He loves to chase insects and eat them. Yesterday when I noticed all this I have assumed he got bit by something so I gave him 25 Mgs of Benadryl.
Today he is a little better but still very sore around his mouth and yelps every once in a while when he touches it. His eye still looks slightly swollen.
We wet his dog food
with broth and he is eating and drinking fine.
At this point, should I relax and hope that he keeps getting better? or drive the 2 hours to a vet?