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We have woke this morning and our chihuahua face is slightly

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Hi we have woke this morning and our chihuahua face is slightly swollen, she's happy in herself, she had some pepperoni last night about 3 pieces she is scratching a vomited once through the night but nothing since.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr B replied 1 year ago.

HI this is DRB and I would be happy to help you. What you are seeing is either a tooth root abscess or an allergic reaction. If it is an allergic reaction then benedryl will help reduce the swelling within a few hours. I don't know how much your little dog weighs but the dose for benedryl is 1mg per pound twice daily. So for example if your dog weighs 6 pounds then they could have 6 mg of benedryl (which would be 1/4 of a 25 mg tablet). Or if your dog is 12 pounds then they would get 1/2 of a 25 mg tablet. Give this twice daily. If this does not solve your problem then you will have to see a vet as your little dog may have a tooth root abscess and this can be very dangerous and painful. The bacteria can get into the heart liver and kidneys. Hope this helps you. Most Sincerely, DRB

Expert:  Dr B replied 1 year ago.

Please let me know if you need any further help. IF you are happy with my service please accept my answer. Sincerely, DRB

Expert:  Dr B replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about Minnie. How is everything going?
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