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What causes a dogs face to swell up?
I'm thinkin a bug bite or maybe a bee sting or something?

Eli was fine this morning but this afternoon i noticed his "cheeks" were swollen..i barely noticed because he's got such fat cheeks anyhow :lol: but they're definately swollen.

he doesnt seem bothered or anything..
 

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since its both cheeks i would guess an allergic reaction to something. Harley was playing with another dog and bit their flea collar, within 10 minutes i noticed her cheeks swelling, then her eyes and her paws, her whole body turned red and warm. she was acting normal, she just looked like mike tyson. we rushed her to the emergency vet, she was given 2 shots and her swelling showed a big improvement within 20 minutes. id keep an eye on him, a severe reaction could be fatal. ive heard you can give dogs benadryl for allergic reactions, i havent really looked into that.
 

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Our dog, Sasha grabbed a wasp in her mouth and it stung her and swelled up her whole mouth and her throat. We had to rush her to the Emergency vet for treatment before she stopped breathing. He told us to keep Benedryl on hand to give her when this happens.
 

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I'll second Gazar's post... very common for bullies to grab bees or wasps (or any bug, leaf, etc. for that matter!) Whether it's a sting or some other type of allergic reaction, I always keep Benedryl (Dyphenhydramine HCL) handy. I usually administer one tablet, wait 15-20 minutes..if they swelling is going down I will not give another dose, but if I see no improvement or no worsening, I will give a second dose.
 
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