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My dog was playing with fireworks about 4 days ago! He had

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My bull dog was playing with fireworks about 4 days ago!
He had gotten some in his mouth and it burn into his mouth!
Since then the swelling began , and its been 4 days now, and it's getting worse, where one side of his nose is swelling so bad that one of his eye's is almost swollen shout!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 1 year ago.

Hello Michael, my name is***** and I am also in Hawaii.

The burns in his mouth will begin to heal in a few days. Soften his food to make eating easier.

How much does he weigh so I can recommend a dose of Tylenol to reduce the pain and swelling of his nose area.

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 1 year ago.

OK Michael, while you figure out Buddy'y weight I'm gonna give you one lecture.

I see this problem every New Year and 4th of July. People think that its funny to see a dog biting fireworks. That's shibai! Put the burning end of a cigarette into your mouth. How you think that feels? Would you let keiki grab a exploding firework. Use common sense!

Besides you know it's illegal to use fireworks 4 days before New Year's

End of lecture. Now let's help Buddy.

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 1 year ago.

You are probably wondering how a dog can bite fireworks. It's because they are running on a high level of adrenalin. You've heard of people running through fires to save a child, or wounded soldiers carrying a buddy to safety. If your adrenalin levels are high enough you can over ride pain.

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 1 year ago.

Michael, I have to do an errand. Give me Buddy'y weight and pick up a small bottle of cod liver oil at a health food store. (they are probably still open if you hurry).

Then I'll tell you what to do.