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My dog has a swollen eye? How do I take the swelling out?

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My dog has a swollen eye? How do I take the swelling out?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?

Her name is ***** ***** she is 7 months old.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Callie?

No, she’s a good dog. Just wanna know what happened to her eye. I have kids and the rough house with her. I’m thinking one of the kids maybe got a little to rough and hit her in the eye.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Hopefully this is just some irritation or an allergic reaction around the eye. For that, you can give over the counter Benadryl (Diphenhydramine). The dose in dogs is 1-2 mg per lb body weight every 6-8 hours, as needed.

If that doesn't seem to help over the next 24 hours, then I would get her seen and make sure she doesn't have a corneal ulcer. That would be something that requires topical antibiotics and some pain meds.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

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