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His lip is swollen after a walk, Nothing on feet - it's his

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His lip is swollen after...
His lip is swollen after a walk
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: Nothing on feet - it's his lip. I don't see a wound and he is not too concerned about me touching it
JA: Is there anything else important you think the veterinarian should know about the dog?
Customer: Well, let's see - I am in the process of changing his food to a hypoallergenic food recently (duck). I am in the 50/50 stage (50% old kind mixed with 50% new kind). But the swelling came on suddenly - just within the last hour
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

It sounds like he is having an allergic reaction or he was stung by something. Do you have benadryl? How much does he weigh?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
He is 22 pounds and no, I don't have any
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Ok I would go to the store and buy 25mg tablets. Give him one now and then repeat every 12 hours until his lip is back to normal. If he will let you hold a cold pack on the lip for 20 minutes every hour until bedtime.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Monitor him for the next 8 hours. If the swelling spreads to the face, his gums turn pale or an abnormal color, he becomes very lethargic and will not get up, or you notice anything else concerning then take him to the ER vet right away because he could be having a severe allergic reaction and need a cortisone shot to stop it.

Does that help? Do you have any other questions for me?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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