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Swollen Eyes

Discussion in 'Dog Health issues and questions' started by lilboxerbaby, Oct 26, 2008.

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  1. lilboxerbaby

    lilboxerbaby Boxer Booster

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    This morning I've noticed Venus has 2 swollen eyes?? BF took her out to pee and he said he noticed one eye was swollen when he brought her back in. Then he came in and told me not too long after and when I looked at her, she had 2 swollen eyes. She's sleeping right now (like she's been doing most of the morning). I wonder if she was bitten by something or could she just be allergic to the outdoors today? My allergies arent kicking in so I dont think there's too much in the air. I'm wondering if I should call the vet or give it some time. If I should give it some time, does anyone know of any behaviors I should watch for so that I know if it'd be vet time? She did play for awhile before going back to sleep so I don't think she's too lethargic.

    Thanks!

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  2. lilboxerbaby

    lilboxerbaby Boxer Booster

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    Well her ears swole up too so I called the vet and he said give her a Benadryl tablet... by the time I got home from CVS her eyes were going down, but her ears are still swollen. I gave her one and she gobbled it up like it was a treat! Hopefully this helps. He said to call him if she starts panting or mouth breathing. She's full of energy right now, playing and jumping around.

    BF also gave her a bath while I was at CVS which may have helped with her eye swelling???

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    She probably thought a spider or other stinging insect looked like fun. You can give the benadryl several times until the swelling goes down.

    Of course she may think the bug is fun again, down the road.

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    RolenKisses Boxer Insane

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    Benadryl is a great thing to keep in the medicine cabinet! Boxers seem to find spiders, bees, and wasps fun to play with!
     
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    TUGs ears swelled yesterday too. They got huge, red and hot! I called the emergency number at the Vets, because of course this happened after hours and it happened really fast. I gave her benedryl as advised and again this morning. They were not helping, just helping her relax. The Vet wanted to see her if she wasnt better by this morning, so we went in and he gave some steriod (predisone) and a pain pill, as her ears were quite sore. She is feeling better this afternoon and I think the swelling is going down. She is to have another dose of all 3 drugs at 6 tonight and hopefully it will all be settled down by morning. If not we must go in to the Vet's again.
    The Vet said she must have been stung by something and had a reaction.
     
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    DyckDogs Boxer Insane

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    The fall was always the worse time for Quincy for allergies and hives. I was told because of the mold spores in the grass.
    Benadryl is the answer for sure. But if it gets really bad, like Quincy's did once, you can take them in for a cortizone or prednisone shot. That helped a lot.
    Anytime there is swelling in the head area, you need to watch them fairly close to make sure their airway does not swell. If you notice they are having trouble breathing, then rush them in to the vet.
     
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    lilboxerbaby Boxer Booster

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    How far apart should I give the Benadryl? Her eyes are not swollen anymore, but her ears still are. I think she was bit in the ear because her right one is more swollen than the left and it has a pus bump in it now. :( Should I give her another Benadryl? I gave her the other one this morning at about 9am.

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    DyckDogs Boxer Insane

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    We gave our boxers Benedryl twice a day. 12 hrs apart.
    We only gave 25 mg at a time, but you can give them 1mg per pound of body weight.
     
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    lilboxerbaby Boxer Booster

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    Really? Venus only weighed 15 lbs 2 weeks ago. I doubt she's gained 10 lbs in two weeks. The vet said it was ok for us to give her that 25mg pill. I hope it wasn't too much for her. She didn't have any bad reactions to it. Just a little sleepy today. Maybe I'll hold off on the second one until tomorrow.
     
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    lilboxerbaby Boxer Booster

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    Goodness... it just keeps coming. Venus is having a pretty poor day today. She just threw up. Is this a reaction to the Benadryl (10 hrs later)? Or the allergic reaction from the bite? It was runny and tan/gray in color. She just woke up and had to throw up and now went back to her bed. Her ears are still swollen and hot (especially the right one). Should I call the vet back? Or is this a typical allergic reaction sequence?

    Thanks!!

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