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She has a swollen face. Grace 8 yrs old. Grace. No she has…

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She has a swollen face

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Grace 8 yrs old

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name?

Grace

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Grace?

No she has been pretty health. Had knee surgery at 1 yr old. Has had hives from wasp stings. Responded well to benadryl

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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I'm sorry to hear of this with Grace. It appears as if she's suffering another urticarial (hypersensitivity) reaction to envenomation, vaccination, food, drug, chemical, or plant. Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) dosed at 1 -2 mg per pound of body weight (maximum dose of 50 mg at any one time) given at 8-12 hour intervals should be helpful. If you happen to have a glucocorticoid (steroid) such as prednisone at home, it should be more effective than the antihistamine. Please let me know if you do.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
No I do not. I only have benadryl

I understand. Go ahead with the Benadryl. Most of these patients normalize within 36 hours unaided. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Thank you. If she is not better in 36 hrs I will go see her Vet

You're quite welcome. Sounds good. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience. You can bookmark this page for ease of return.

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