My boxer puppy suddenly has a swollen right upper lip and nose...It is HARD to the touch. We just came in from outside about 30 minutes prior to noticing the swelling. She was on a leash, and did not seem to be bitten by anything, and did not get into anything once back in the house. She is not having issues with breathing and her appetite is just fine. I called the vets office and they would not give me any info over the phone, but I did read earlier questions and did give her some benedryl. I am assuming that somehow she got a bite from something but did not cry or whine, but I am concerned that it may be something more serious. Please help
Seeing your vet is always best. It sounds like an allergic reaction and if so benadryl will be helpful to relieve the swelling. A mixture of baking soda with water made into a thick paste and applied topically will help to relieve stinging and also help to relieve your dogs discomfort.
Dr Carol Osborne, DVM
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