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My dachshund’s muzzle is swollen on the right side. He has…

My dachshund’s muzzle is...

My dachshund’s muzzle is swollen on the right side. He has recently exhibited some signs of allergies, such as licking paws and reverse sneezing, but this is new. We gave him 3ml of Benadryl a few days ago. Should we try giving it to him again until he is seen by a Vet tmrw?

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

Ziggy, 10 years old

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He is healthy; no new diet, he movedfrom

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DocPaul
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Hi

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

Is there any difficulty breathing or increased respiratory effort?

No vomiting or diarrhea?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 24 days ago
No. However, his reverse sneezing has increased just recently

Okay we can give Benadryl at 2.0 mg/kg now and see if that helps the swelling

Good call on booking appt for tomorrow just to be on safe side

Okay?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 24 days ago
Can he be given liquid Benadryl? If so, at what dose?

Yes

What is the concentration on the bottle?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 24 days ago
It’s 12.5mg/5mLs
Customer reply replied 24 days ago
He weighs 14 lbs

Thought so

And how heavy is Ziggy?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 24 days ago
14lbs.

Okay thanks!

I would give 5.0 ml now

That should help quote a bit

Update me in two hours time

Okay?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 24 days ago
thanks so much!!

Very welcome

I will look for your update

And you can rate me now- I will leave this link open for you

Paul

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Customer reply replied 24 days ago
Thanks so much for your help - the Benadryl helped; the swelling decreased significantly. We have an appt for him tomorrow.

Great job!

Paul

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

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