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Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I AM NOT SET UP TO MAKE PHONE CALLS AND DO NOT SEND THE REQUESTS, BUT I WOULD BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE ONLINE. If there is a defined bump under the eye, that is usually a tooth abscess. You cannot rule out some form of trauma, other infection or tumor; but that is usually a tooth root abscess. Eventually they rupture and drain. It usually feels better when they do. Ultimately, she needs to be on antibiotics and have that tooth removed if that is the case. If you are unable to get her to a vet right away, you can try placing a warm compress over the area 2-3 times a day for 10-15 minutes. That may to soften it and open it up to drain better. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.
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Honestly, I would just wait until Thursday to have her seen by your vet. We do use this in dogs, although I haven't used it in a long time, but I cannot guarantee that it will be safe. She could possibly have a reaction, then you are really in a bad situation. Please let me know if you have any other concerns.
An allergic reaction would be the biggest concern. That would include full blown anaphylaxis. Blood cell abnormalities would be another. Otherwise, side effects should be minimal. Just because she didn't have a reaction the first time, doesn't mean it cannot happen the next time. That is how many allergic reactions actually start, from previous exposure. Realize, though, that I cannot legally recommend you giving a medication that wasn't prescribed for her. It makes me liable. I wouldn't recommend using it. I would probably use 0.75 mls twice daily if I would use this medication for this purpose. I would recommend that you use the warm compress first to see if that helps. It is a lot safer and may do the trick for you. Please let me know if you have any other concerns.
Yes, you absolutely can. As far as pain goes, there are no human OTC pain medication that are completely safe. Enteric coated aspirin (walkervalleyvet.com/otc-meds.htm) is the only one that is somewhat safe, but it can still cause gastrointestinal problems, including bleeding, and kidney problems and may interfere with other medications you vet may want to use.
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