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Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  More than 30 years of companion animal practice.
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I woke up to my dog having swollen rings around her eyes,

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I woke up to my dog having swollen rings around her eyes
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Lucy
JA: How old is Lucy?
Customer: About four months
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Lucy?
Customer: She has just gotten over parvo
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 11 months ago.


I am sorry to hear you are worried about Lucy. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.

The most common reason for sudden swelling around the eyes is an allergic reaction to something, often a spider bite or insect bite or sting. Giving her Benadryl should help. How much does she weigh? You can give 25 mg to a 25 pound dog every 2 to 4 hours until the swelling starts to go down. If she is a small dog, childrens liquid Benadryl might be best to give her 1 millgram per pound of her body weight.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 11 months ago.

Let me know if this helps and what other questions I can answer.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 11 months ago.

How is Lucy doing? I hope you were able to see my response; I have not heard back from you! Please let me know if this was helpful.