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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My dogs eyes or closing on her right eye and the left is also

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my dogs eyes or closing on her right eye and the left is also .
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. Did you see progressive swelling around Girl's eyes which have closed them? If so, a hypersensitivity reaction to envenomation, vaccine, drugs, food, insecticides, and even environmental allergens could be the cause. An over the counter antihistamine such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl) dosed at 1-2 mg/lb (maximum dose of 50 mg at any one time) and repeated at 12 hour intervals can be helpful. If you didn't see a positive response, Girl's vet can administer a glucocorticosteroid such as prednisolone or dexamethasone which should work better than an antihistamine.Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi Roger,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Girl. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Right you are it turn out be the smoke from the bar-B-Q grill Thanks anyway.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for taking the time to let me know. You may receive an inappropriate follow-up from the site ostensibly sent by me. It wasn't and I apologize in advance should you receive it.