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The top of my dachshund's nose is swollen. She is breathing…

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The top of my dachshund's nose is swollen. She is breathing okay and did not react negatively when touched. The swelling occurred in the last couple hours.
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Hi there,

This is most likely an allergic reaction. Of course it is always difficult to know what caused it. Stings are a possibility or something she ate. You can try Benadryl at a dose of 1 mg per pound of body weight twice a day. If she does have any trouble with her breathing or gets worse in any way then you would need to take her to your vet or ER for injectable medication.
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