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My dog has swelling under his tongue and is slobering some.

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My dog has swelling under his tongue and is slobering some. And is not active.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 7 years ago.
Hello there,

How long has this been going on?

What does the swelling look like? Hard, soft, red, ulcerated?

Is he eating and drinking normally?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
not eating or drinking this started yesterday,the swelling is on one side of the tongue which is lite pink.
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 7 years ago.
Could he have been stung by a bee?

Is the swelling soft or hard? Does it feel like fluid?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
swelling is soft could be liqued
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 7 years ago.
Soft swelling under the tongue is usually edema. It can be caused by an allergic reaction, insect bite/sting or a foreign body in the tissue, like a splinter. Drooling is common when it occurs. Infection is possible but not common. The only thing to try at home is oral Benadryl at 1/2-1 mg per pound body weight every 8 hours as needed to rule out an allergic reaction. If the swelling persists or gets worse, there is something more severe going on. The mouth may need to be examined while under anesthesia and stronger meds will be needed.