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I woke up this morning and my min-dachshund/chihuahua had

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I woke up this morning and my min-dachshund/chihuahua had swelling on the right side of his face. Otherwise he is acting normal and eating fine. I had given him Benadryl last night due to itching, as well as a bath in Apple Cider vinegar and lemon juice, and sprinkled Diatomaceous earth in some spots in the house. All this was to try to address the itching problem. I am wondering if any of these things could have caused a reaction, but these are things that I thought weren't harmful to pets. I just gave him more Benadryl to help treat the swelling and hope that is okay. I am willing to take him to the vet but as it's the weekend would rather wait until tomorrow if this isn't an emergency. As I said, it's confined to one side of the face and he is eating and breathing fine.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. What is the dachshund's name?
Customer: Bear.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Bear?
Customer: He is on Enalapril for a heart murmur. I had emailed my vet yesterday before giving the Benadryl and he said it would be fine.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 months ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Peter. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 months ago.

Welcome! Thanks for asking your question. My name is***** will do my best to help you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Where on the face is the swelling? Can you post a picture on this thread?

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