Swollen head... not the proud kind...

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Registered: 05-11-2010
Swollen head... not the proud kind...
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Wed, 03-14-2012 - 5:50pm

Champ kept pestering us in the night... we told him to go lay down & leave us alone (mean caregivers).

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Registered: 11-19-2001
Wed, 03-14-2012 - 9:54pm

I don't think that's an allergy, I think that's a reaction to a insect sting from a wasp/bee/scorpion or possibly a bite from a poisonous snake. That is not a regular allergy! Give Champ a couple of Benedryl and see if that helps. Check his tongue too - that might be where he was stung/bit or somewhere on his face.

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Registered: 05-11-2010
Thu, 03-15-2012 - 6:29pm

I did give him one benadryl last night & one this morning.

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Registered: 11-19-2001
Thu, 03-15-2012 - 11:10pm
Glad he's doing better! If he's still swollen continue with the Benedryl.
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Registered: 03-20-2001
Fri, 03-16-2012 - 6:17am
Oh gee, I agree with Donna, not allergy like . Coffee was bit by something while poking around in the bushes and her face swelled in the mouth and nose area, called the vet and he said bring her immediately. (never saw my ds drive soooooo fast). If the nose and mouth are swollen it's blocking their breathing. Poor baby Champ! We believe it was a spider bite but honestly can be anything,,,,
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Registered: 11-21-2001
Fri, 03-16-2012 - 1:48pm

Last year Cleo was stung by a bee or wasp because, of course, she was digging around in the foliage.

Laura
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Registered: 11-17-2000
Tue, 03-20-2012 - 12:11pm

I'm sorry that Champ had a hard time. How's he doing today?
My dad's lab used to purposely chase bees and we kept benedryl on hand for her all the time. I think you did the right thing for Champ.

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