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Just noticed this afternoon...

Just noticed this afternoon swelling in the left side of her face, can't see get until Monday morning!! She is a chocolate Lab about 85 pounds!! I gave her some , cephalexin. 2 to be exact! She also has Lymes disease!

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Is the dog bleeding a lot?

No no bleeding , just swollen face

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

Bella, age 9 1/2 years

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

No that is all, she goes out and plays, still does we just came in!

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Dog
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Dog Specialist: Dr. Rachel, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago
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Welcome to JustAnswer.com! My name is***** and I have been a licensed veterinarian for 10 years. I would be happy to answer your question. I'm sorry to hear that Bella has a swollen face. She may have a dental infection that may or may not be treatable with cephelexin. What strength were the tablets you gave?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
500 mgs
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
500 mgs, I do not have extra money to spend , just thought I'd see if you could help until she goes to get Monday morning!
Dog Specialist: Dr. Rachel, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

Okay, so 2 tablets every 12 hours would be appropriate. Cephelexin is a great antibiotic for skin infections, but not so great for dental infections. So if she does have a dental infection it may not help. But you can try it. Also, if she seems to be in a significant amount of pain, I would not wait until Monday to take her in to the vet.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Would you suggest an aspirin later maybe? She's does not appear to be in any pain, still playing and eating!!
Dog Specialist: Dr. Rachel, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

I can't recommend aspirin because it can hurt their GI tracts and kidneys. There is a veterinary NSAID that is safer for dogs called carprofen. If she is in any pain on Monday, you can ask your vet about getting some for her.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Thank you for your answer, will be at Vet Monday morning for sure!
Dog Specialist: Dr. Rachel, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

You're welcome, hope she does well over the weekend! If I have been helpful, I would greatly appreciate your 5-star rating. I would also be happy to continue our conversation if you have any other questions.

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Dog Specialist: Dr. Rachel, Veterinarian replied 5 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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