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Had an allergic reaction...swollen face...in in a highrise..so no insects or bees or snakes..pretty sure she got into a used maxi pad ( certainly not her first ) but not sure if she would have allergy to that suddenly. Took her to emergency vet...got benedryl and steroids. she was just a little swollen this morning Ear lobs and Jawls. Gave her benedryl as directed...she vomits any food she takes in and now has diarrhea. What in the world

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?

No..very controlled environment..only thing I can think of is the maxi pad

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name and age?

Ginny. golden retriever..7yrs

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Ginny?

7

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Schmidt, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Hello, this is Dr. Schmidt. Thank you for using JustAnswer. It does sound like an allergic reaction given the swelling as well as the vomiting and diarrhea, the histamines can actually cause GI upset as well. I would recommend continuing the Benadryl as directed, but I would also add in an antacid, Pepcid (0.25 mg/lb) every 12 hours for the next few days to help with the vomiting. I would also give her some Metamucil 1 capsule on the food once a day. I would start her on a bland diet of boiled chicken and white rice for a few days also. If she continues to vomit and have diarrhea, I would take her in to the vet for IV fluids. I really hope it doesn't come down to that, but sometimes if they can't hold down food, they will need fluids through an IV while they recover. Poor baby!

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