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He went outside with my 2 other dogs. When he came back his…

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He went outside with...

He went outside with my 2 other dogs. When he came back his eye is swollen and his lip on one side.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the dog's name and age?

Gunner, he is a 16 week old boxer/pitbull.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Gunner?

His other eye is swelling too as well as bumps on his head asll started about an hour ago.

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

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on Gunner, please?

He appears to have been envenomated by a flying insect or spider although I need to consider venomous snakes predicated upon where you live. In most cases an over the counter antihistamine such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl) dosed at 1-2 mg per pound of body weight (maximum dose of 50 mg at any one time) given at 8-12 hour intervals will hasten resolution of the urticarial (hypersensitivity) reaction you're seeing.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
Hi,

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

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