Dog Veterinary

Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog Veterinary

This morning I noticed my dogs right eye was swelling. When

Customer Question
This morning I noticed my...
This morning I noticed my dogs right eye was swelling. When I examined his eye then I realized the left side of his face is large and swollen. He has a lot fur so the only way I noticed was due to his eye. He has a lot of skin (West Highland Terrier) problems so we give him a half of a steroid pill every other day along with benadryl. I gave him a benadryl about an hour ago but it appears to be the same. The area has a small wound of some kind. I can't tell if it was a bite or just one of his regular skin lesions. I got him to eat a little bit this morning and he just drank water. He is just sleeping a little more than normal but his appetite does seem to be decreased slightly. If it is still this large tomorrow I will bring him in but I don't think its an emergency situation at this point.Any thoughts on what I should do at this time or what it could be?
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 3 minutes by:
3/13/2016
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Loretta, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 28,315
Experience: 25 years of experience in surgery and internal medicine.
Verified

Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.

This swelling may be due to an allergic reaction caused by an insect bite or something else. It may also be the beginnings of an abscess growing in this area. Continue with the Benadryl at 1 mg per pound every 12 hrs and also apply hot compresses to this area that will draw out any infection that may be growing under the skin. Watch this area that appears as a bite and clip away the fur and apply peroxide to this to clean this. This is probably not an emergency but watch this area that has the lesion...if there is pus under the skin, it will come out at this point.

Does that make sense to you?

Please let me know if you have ANY other questions. My goal is to give you 100% satisfaction and if you are not yet satisfied, please REPLY so I can clarify for you.

Sincerely, ***** *****

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Loretta, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Loretta
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Ask Dr. Loretta Your Own Question
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 28,315
28,315 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 25 years of experience in surgery and internal medicine.

Dr. Loretta is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

902 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,087 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

9,949 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

9,704 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

8,945 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

7,442 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
Boxer having an allergic reaction. Hives, eyes swollen and
Boxer having an allergic reaction. Hives, eyes swollen and round bumps all over. She is itching and hyperactive… read more
Denise Cudiamat
Denise Cudiamat
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
341 satisfied customers
Squinting in 1 eye and eye is cloudy. There is a clear,
Squinting in 1 eye and eye is cloudy. There is a clear, watery discharge. … read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
5,375 satisfied customers
His eyes seem to be rolling and his eyes are watery. Buster
his eyes seem to be rolling and his eyes are watery … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
8,564 satisfied customers
My 8 yr old terrier has some kind of eye infection. The eye
Hi. My 8 yr old bull terrier has some kind of eye infection. The eye looks ok but she has had a bloody discharge for about a week now and it looks like there is a small cyst or stye in her lower eyeli… read more
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
556 satisfied customers
My miniature pin is keeping her eyes closed ..there is no
My miniature pin is keeping her eyes closed ..there is no discharge, the eyes look sharp. We took her yo the vet the vet said the eyes were fine. She's sleeping more and no where near as lively as nor… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
8,564 satisfied customers
My dog has eye swelling immediately under her eye (just one
my dog has eye swelling immediately under her eye (just one eye) it started this weekend- I took her to the vet- she's been on antibiotics for two days- and it's not impacting the swelling- seems to b… read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,408 satisfied customers
Outside dogs have a film on eyes look like sleep in eyes one
Outside dogs have a film on eyes look like sleep in eyes one is a lab other is pit and bulldog mix … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
8,564 satisfied customers
MY DOG HAS SAD EYES AT TIMES THEY LOOK RED. I OPEN HIS EYES
MY DOG HAS SAD EYES AT TIMES THEY LOOK RED. I OPEN HIS EYES LIDS TO SEE IF HE HAD SOMETHING IN HIS EYES. i NOTICE HE HAS BLACK COLOR ON THE INSIDE OF HIS EYES, TOP AND BOT***** *****DS … read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
8,945 satisfied customers
Cocker spaniel's eyes are very red. Her left eye is swollen,
Hi, cocker spaniel's eyes are very red. Her left eye is swollen, it's nearly closed and weeping a pale yellow pus. I was going to clean her eyes with salty water as the vet clinic is closed until tomo… read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
5,046 satisfied customers
My 6 week old puppy has an eye infection in both eyes - I
Hi :) my 6 week old ***** ***** puppy has an eye infection in both eyes - I have a good ointment to treat it with that I started with today. Should I panic?… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,442 satisfied customers
Great Dane has a growth above eye on eye lid. She rubs it
Great Dane has a growth above eye on eye lid. She rubs it and makes it bleed. It does have hair growing out of it … read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
5,046 satisfied customers
Has eye drainage, and is pawing at her left eye. Left eye
Has green eye drainage, and is pawing at her left eye. Left eye conjunctiva is red. Got 1st year shots 10 days ago; distemper, rabies. … read more
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dog Veterinarian
9,704 satisfied customers
Cavalier with extremly watery eyes, vet checked says eyes
Cavalier with extremly watery eyes, vet checked says eyes are fine. How can I reduce some of the tearing (it literally rolls off her face like she's crying) and do something about the tearing? I dont … read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,442 satisfied customers
My napolian mastiff has cherry eye in one of her eyes is
My napolian mastiff has cherry eye in one of her eyes is there anything I can do for her with out getting surgery which is too prices now.… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
8,945 satisfied customers
A tennis ball accidentally hit my dog in the eye, his eye
Hello a tennis ball accidentally hit my dog in the eye, his eye looks weak but he can focus it when needed. What should I do... … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
8,564 satisfied customers
I have noticed eye discharge, red eyes, lot's of water
Hi I have noticed eye discharge, red eyes, lot's of water drinking in the last couple of days. 9yr blueheeler cross.???? … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,439 satisfied customers
Sunken right eye, 2 vet visits, and to an eye specialist,
Hi! Sunken right eye, 2 vet visits, and to an eye specialist, nothing working with drops and meds. Now side of head and socket above eye seem to be shrinking. Considering new eye specialist or back to… read more
Dr. Alleyne
Dr. Alleyne
Veterinary associate
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,046 satisfied customers
My Dog got dawn dishwashing soap in her eye yesterday- eye
My Dog got dawn dishwashing soap in her eye yesterday- eye is red,swollen from her rubbing it-what can I do … read more
DrRoyC
DrRoyC
DVM
87 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x