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Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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Came across your page from Google. One of my dogs (what looks

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Came across your page from Google. One of my dogs (what looks to be eyelids) started to swell yesterday and there was some bleeding. I've been trying ice so far and that's helped
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 2 years ago.
Hello. It sounds like this is an allergic reaction- these are often due to insect bites/ stings, food allergies or environmental allergies. We'll often see facial swelling and hives. We can also see vomiting/ diarrhea.What you can do to manage this as home is give Benadryl at 1-2 mg per lb every 6-8 hours. It usually takes 12-24 hours for signs to fully resolve.If any airway swelling or labored breathing, then you should get to an ER vet for injectable meds.I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.