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What kind of dog is Mosey?
Is he still eating/drinking normally?
Any drooling at all?
Where near his eye is it swollen?
Do you know how long it's been there?
If you look inside his mouth, do you notice any redness or swelling?
Okay...great. THanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it.
From your description of the increase in drooling and the swelling under the eye that happened suddenly, I strongly suspect that we're actually dealing with a dental infection of some sort...most likely one under the jawline, which is why there's swelling near the eye and no visible swelling inside the mouth itself.
Unfortunately, this happens pretty frequently in smaller dogs, and definitely requires a trip to the vet so they can get him on some antibiotics to get the infection cleared up before it spreads to the rest of the body.
I understand that you(like so many other people) are in a hard financial spot right now. There are some organizations that might be able to help. If you'll follow these links: http://www.speakingforspot.com/helppayingforveterinarycare.html , http://www.theamericandogmag.com/non-profit/resources-veterinary-bills-financial-assistance, you'll find dozens and dozens of organizations that may be able to help pay for you to take your dog to the vet. Also, there are some clinics who offer free exams and other treatments and require that you only pay for medications. If you'll follow this link: http://www.vcahospitals.com/main/offer , you can see if there is one in your area.
I hope this helps.