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Squinting his eyes/doesn't want to open eyes. Just laying…

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Squinting his eyes/doesn't want to open eyes. Just laying around. Excessive drooling, but has stopped that.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name and age?

Sampson, 4 1/2 yrs. (Rottweiler)

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

No. He just had a checkup a couple weeks ago. Always been healthy. This did happen about 6 months ago. Same symptoms. Then all of a sudden he just came out of it and was fine.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
When he does try to open his eyes, they're barely open and I mostly just see the red tissue of his bottom eyelids
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Welcome to JustAnswer.com! My name is***** and I have been a licensed veterinarian for 10 years. I would be happy to answer your question. I'm sorry to hear that Sampson is having a problem keeping his eyes open. I wonder if he is having an allergic reaction to something. You can check for this by giving him some Benadryl. About how much does he weigh?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
About 115 lbs
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I'm going to try benadryl. He has had allergy issues before.

Ok, you can give him 4 tablets of 50 mg Benadryl.

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Or if you have 25 mg Benadryl, you can give him 8 tablets of it.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thanks!

You're welcome. Good luck! If I've been helpful, I would greatly appreciate your 5-star rating. I would also be happy to continue our conversation if you have any further questions or concerns.

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