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My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 35+ years. I am sorry Rena has you worried.
Was she owuside before you had seen the swelling?
Is she scratching or rubbing the eye?
I want to give some suggestions for Renas eye. You can use some plain saline in the eye just in case there is somethng going on. As far as the eye ouside you can use a cool compress to help reduce the inflammation in the lid. This may be an allergic reaction or an insect bite. Since It could be a bite or allergy I would like to give her 1 mg per pound of body weight of Plain Benedryl. This will cover a bug bite or allergic reaction. It may make her sleepy, but hopefully will clear it by morning. If it is still swollen, I sggest having her seen by the Vet where they can check for something more going on. Please hit reply to discuss this information.
How is your dog's eye lid this morning? I wanted to check in on Rena.