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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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Her right side of her face is swollen the size of a golf

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Her right side of her face is swollen the size of a golf ball suddenly
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Ellie; 8 months
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Ellie?
Customer: No ma'am
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Rebekah Kane replied 1 year ago.

Hi there, I am Dr. Kane, and I will do my best to assist you with Ellie today. Please give me a moment to type up a response to your concerns. In the meantime- please take a moment to relay the following info:

  1. How long ago did this come on?
  2. Does is seem painful in any way?
  3. are there rattlesnakes or other venomous snakes in your region?
  4. Has she received any medications or vaccines recently?
  5. Any chance she was stung by a bee?
  6. Is her energy and appetite normal?
  7. Is she on any medications?
  8. What is her weight?
  9. Any chance you can upload a photo of the swelling?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
1. It came on within a 15 minute period of being outside and coming back in.
2. Doesn't seem painful
3. We live in the mountains; so yes there are snakes of all kinds.
4. No; I just gave her a benedryl.
5. It's raining and 10pm so I doubt it was a bee. She was playing with a frog, I did notice.
6. Appetite is normal. She's a little tired acting.
7. Took a benedryl
8. She weighs about 25 pounds
Expert:  Rebekah Kane replied 1 year ago.

OK,I will wait for the photo. Thank you.

Expert:  Rebekah Kane replied 1 year ago.

I am going to open up your question for another expert to help you- I apologize but I need to go offline for a while.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.