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Boxer, swollen face and hives on back legs. Already

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Boxer, swollen face and...

Boxer, swollen face and hives on back legs. Already administered 2 benadryl.

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

Cooper, approx 6 years old

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Cooper?

5-6 years

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

Just that his reaction has gotten progressively worse. We noticed swollen eyes/face around 7:30-8 and gave him a bath and the first 25 mg beynadryl

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Dog Veterinarian: Heath Wilkerson,
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Hi 1 mg/lb Bendaryl is an appropriate dose in dogs with this type of reaction. It is normally recommended that they continue to take this every 8 hours for 24 to 48 hours. If he experiences vomiting, collapse, or disorientation this would be considered a severe allergic reaction and he should be seen for that. Typically though, these types of allergic reactions are not severe.

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Hi checking in for an update? How did everything go?

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